DescriptionHARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH (American, 1880-1980)
The Vine, modeled and cast 1921
Bronze with greenish-brown patina
12-1/4 inches (31.1 cm) high on 3/4 inches (1.9 cm) high marble base
Inscribed along the base: © / 1921 / HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH
Stamped with foundry mark along the base: GORHAM CO FOUNDERS / QBWS
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Collection of Eleanor Ziegler, Lewes, Delaware;
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (label under marble base);
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2008.
C.S. Rubinstein, American Women Sculptors, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990, p. 155, another example illustrated;
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, pp. 29-33, 37, 46, 54, 58-59, 71, 79, 102, 150-51, 240, no. 1921:1 (another example illustrated).
One of Frishmuth's most commercially successful models, The Vine was awarded the Shaw Memorial Prize at the National Academy of Design in 1923. Desha, the artist's most frequently used model, and Renee Wilde, another dancer and model for Frishmuth, posed for the work.
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