New York, Park Avenue
13 March 1996
Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1979)
'The Star', A Bronze Figure of a Nymph
inscribed 'HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH 1918' and '#58' and stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS Q505'
20in. (50.8cm.) high, including black Belgian marble base, reddish, greenish brown patina
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C.N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 101-105, 206, illus.
The Star was conceived as a small bronze statuette in 1918. Because of its commercial success, the artist enlarged the model and had it cast as a lifesize bronze in 1923.
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