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    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980), American
    Modeled 1930; Edition of 12.
    Bronze with naturally weathered green patina
    Incised: HARRIET W FRISHMUTH - © / 1930
    4 Feet 6 inches high

    A fountain featuring a nude female standing with one heel slightly lifted, arms relaxed, and chin lowered on a pedestal decorated with daffodils. Reflections shares a quite moment during one of Desha's improvisational dances in the artist's studio. This was the final work for which Desha posed for Frishmuth. The fountain was commissioned by George Robinson. The above has a beautiful weathered patination due to being kept outdoors at Charles Aronson's Frishmuth Gallery and home at Hundred Acres, Arcade, New York.
    Illus.: C.N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 186-190, 215.
    J. Conner, L.R. Lehmbeck, T. Tolles, Captured Motion, New York, 2006, pp. 207-09, 262. Other examples Illustrated.

    From the Collection of Charles N. and Josephine R. Aronson.

    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. Flaking of paint and rust spots to metal stand.
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    26th-27th Thursday-Friday
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