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    Playdays

    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980), American
    Modeled 1924; Edition of 32.
    Bronze with weathered green patina
    Incised: HARRIET W FRISHMUTH SC - ©
    Foundry Mark on base: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS INC N.Y.
    4 Feet 6 inches high

    A beautiful fountain featuring a young girl standing on her toes. With one hand raised in caution, she is caught tickling the back of a frog with her big toe. Playdays was commissioned by Mrs. J. L. Harriman of Asheville, N.C and modeled after dancer Madeleine Parker. A beautiful natural patination has occurred to the fountain due to being kept outdoors at Charles Aronson's home and Frishmuth Gallery at Hundred Acres, Arcade, N.Y.
    Illus.: C.N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 80, 139-144, 210.
    J. Conner, L.R. Lehmbeck, T. Tolles, Captured Motion, New York, 2006, p. 248 Other example Illustrated.

    From the Collection of Charles N. and Josephine R. Aronson.




    Condition Report*: Natural separation between her front foot and the frog's back due to age. Right arm above wrist with minor flaw. Spotting to patination on thighs and legs. Left arm with brazing mark and wear to patination.
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    26th-27th Thursday-Friday
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