28 September 2010
Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts: The Collection
Malvina Cornell Hoffman (1885-1966)
inscribed '© 1911 Malvina Hoffman' with the artist's device (on the base)--inscribed 'Roman Bronze Works N.Y.' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Cast in 1911.
John W. Mecom, Jr., Houston, Texas.
Sotheby's, New York, 21 September 1994, lot 95.
Private collection, Europe.
Private collection, Switzerland.
Sale: Phillips, de Pury & Company, New York, 21 May 2002, lot 53.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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M.B. Hill, The Woman Sculptor: Malvina Hoffman and Her Contemporaries, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1984, p. 20, another example illustrated.
The present work was modeled as an homage to the celebrated Russian dancer, Pavlova. The artist paired Pavlova with Mikhail Mordkin and chose to depict them dancing to Autumn Bacchanal, the music of Alexander Galzunov.
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