4 December 1996,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 29,900
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955)
'Enthroned', A Bronze Group of a Seated Mother with Child
inscribed 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh No XVII. Copyright' and 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-'
14in. (35.5cm.) high, including original wood base with brass tag inscribed 'ENTHRONED Bessie Potter Vonnoh', rich brown patina
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This model won the Julia A. Shaw Memorial Prize awarded by the Society of American Artists in 1904. Twenty-one examples of Enthroned were cast.
J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 163-164, 166 illus. (example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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