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    An American Bronze Of A Young Woman

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)
    Circa 1929-
    Bronze with green patina
    Marks: lower back 19©29 / Harriet W Frishmuth / Gorham Co Founders QGNY
    23.25 in. high

    Entitled Scherzo, a fountain, a young nude woman balances on one foot with arms raised, glancing down at the fish surrounding her; from an edition of six

    Literature: Harriet Whitney Frishmuth,

    Harriet Frishmuth is best remembered for her sculptures of young nubile women in various poses reminiscent of dancing and light hearted frolicking. Models would dance to music in her New York residence providing her the ability to capture their delicate movements. The model for this work was Rose Yasgore and the very title, Scherzo, is a musical term referring to a quick triple time composition or humorous instrumental. Combined with the functionality of the fountain, another source of sprightly music, this clever bronze embodies the hallmarks of Harriet Frishmuth's work.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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