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    HARRIET 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

    PROVENANCE:
    Collection of Eleanor Ziegler, Lewes, Delaware;
    Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (label under marble base);
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2008.

    LITERATURE:
    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.




    Condition Report*: The work appears dirty, with areas of natural verdigris along the vine and at the nape of the figure's neck.  There appear to be a very minor small surfac scratch on the outstretched arm above the elbow.  There appears to be no evidence of restoration. Base: 4.125 X 4.125 X .75 inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    December, 2013
    5th Thursday
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