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    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)
    Joy of the Waters, 1917
    Bronze with verdigris patina
    61 inches (154.9 cm) high
    Ed. 44
    Inscribed on base: Harriet W Frishmuth Sc. / 1912 [sic] / Roman Bronze Works Inc. N.Y.

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. KENNETH W. DAVIS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

    PROVENANCE:
    Burton-Rogers Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1974.

    LITERATURE:
    C. A. Aaronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 26, 107-09, 206, another example illustrated;
    J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 37-38, 40-42, 190, another example illustrated;
    J. Conner, F. Hohmann, L. R. Lehmbeck, T. Tolles et al., Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, no. 1917:3, pp. 28, 66, 79-80, 86, 200, 236, 277-78, another example illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Sculpture has been retrofitted to be a fountain; readily apparent verdigris patina with scattered small scratches and areas of rubbing, most notably to legs and arms; a more apparent spot of rubbing to figure's left shoulder blade; minor chalky residue and possible tiny encrustations to base and figure's hair, typical to sculpture utilized as outdoor fountain.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    3rd Friday
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