DescriptionHARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH (American, 1880-1980)
Desha, modeled 1927; cast 1927-65
Bronze with greenish-brown patina
14-1/2 inches (36.8 cm) high on a 1/2 inches (1.2 cm) high marble base
Inscribed along the base: HARRIET W FRISHMUTH 1927 ©
Stamped with foundry mark along the base: GORHAM CO FOUNDERS / QFSK
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Private collection, Charlotte, North Carolina;
Freeman's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 7, 2008, lot 102;
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
C.N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 47-49, 174, 179, 213 (another example illustrated);
The Gorham Company, Bronze Division, Famous Small Bronzes, New York, 1928, pp. 106-07 (another example illustrated);
P.G. Proske, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, 1968 edition, pp. 224;
J. Conner, L.R. Lehmbeck, T. Tolles, F.L. Hohmann III, Captured Motion, The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth: A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, p. 254, no. 1927:5 (another example illustrated).
Desha Delteil (née Podgorska, 1900-1980) was the artist's most frequently used model. Arriving in America from Yugoslavia in 1914, Delteil danced with Michel Fokine's dance company. Delteil and Frishmuth were introduced in 1916 through Frances Grimes, a fellow sculptor who also used the dancer as a model. The lively pose exhibited here is typical of Desha's exuberance and talent as a dancer.
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