27 September 2011
Malvina Cornell Hoffman (1885-1966)
'La Gavotte': A Bronze Figure of Anna Pavlova
inscribed '1915/© MALVINA HOFFMAN' (on the base)--stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS INC. N.Y.' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina and parcel gildling
14 in. (35.6 cm.) high
Estate of the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1979.
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M. Hoffman, A Sculptor's Odyssey, London, 1936, p. 60, another example illustrated.
A.T. Gardner, American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1965, p. 158, another example listed.
Other examples of this model are in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan. A wax model is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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