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    EDITH BARRETTO STEVENS PARSONS (American, 1878-1956)
    Frog Baby (Fountain)
    Bronze with green verdigris
    39-1/2 inches (100.3 cm) high


    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Waco, Texas.

    Edith Parsons was one of a handful of female artists working throughout the building boom of the 1920s and 30s in outdoor sculpture. Parsons studied at the Art Students League in New York with sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), who is most well known for his seated Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C., and exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design from 1908 to 1922.

    Frog Baby
    is a garden sculpture that depicts a young girl proudly clutching two frogs by their hind legs; the playfulness extends through the sculpture as seen with her toes curling upward and she is surrounded by a ring of frogs that spit water. Parsons also completed similar models: Turtle Baby and Duck Baby.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*: Condition commensurate with age, overall wear to patina, weathered green verdigris from being kept outside as a working fountain for a number of years.
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    June, 2009
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