4 December 1996,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 48,300
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1979)
'Playdays', A Bronze Fountain Figure
inscribed 'HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH © 1925' and stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS QFED' and basin stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS OFVA'
25½in. (65cm.) high, rich greenish brown patina
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The model for this figure was the teenage dancer Madeleine Parker who suggested the pose to the sculptress.
C.N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 140-144, illus.
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