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    An American Bronze: Laughing Waters
    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)
    Cast by Gorham Co. Founders, Providence, Rhode Island
    Circa 1929
    Bronze with brown patina, on a black marble plinth
    Marks: lower back 1...©29 / Harriet W. Frishmuth / Gorham Co Founders QGOA
    16.12 in. high
    Entitled Laughing Waters, depicting a young woman balanced with one foot on rocks, one knee bent and her arms swinging to the right as she glances to the left, one hand clasping a fish; from an edition of forty
    Literature: Charles N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, Vantage Press, Inc., 1973, p. 183-185

    Laughing Waters was posed by Desha and composed as a companion work for Crest of the Wave, which had been created three years prior.

    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age and small minor scuff marks to shoulder.
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    26th-27th Thursday-Friday
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