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    An American Bronze: Crest of the Wave
    Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980)
    Cast by Gorham Co. Founders, Providence, Rhode Island
    Circa 1929
    Bronze with brown and vestiges of green patina, on a black marble plinth
    Marks: lower back Harriet W. Frishmuth / ©1925 / Gorham Co Founders / QFHL
    21 in. high
    Entitled Crest of the Wave, depicting a young woman balanced with one foot on the crest of a wave amid fish, one knee slightly bent and her right arm stretching toward the sky as she glances down and to the left; from an edition of two hundred
    Literature: Charles N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, Vantage Press, Inc., 1973, p. 158-161

    Crest of the Wave was posed by Desha and originally created as a large scale fountain commissioned for a private garden.


    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age, and separation to the middle finger on the right hand just below the knuckle, approximately 1/8 inch wide.
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    April, 2007
    26th-27th Thursday-Friday
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