12 June 2003
'BREASTING THE TAPE', A COLD-PAINTED BRONZE AND IVORY SCULPTURE**
Cast and carved from a model by Ferdinand Preiss, circa 1925
on green onyx base
10 3/8in. (26.4cm.) high
base engraved F. Preiss
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cf. Victor Arwas, op. cit., p. 176.
See also: Bryan Catley, op. cit., p. 272.
Another model from this cast is in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, the gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis.
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