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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
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BAIGNEUSE (BATHER), 1920
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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
AMERICAN
BAIGNEUSE (BATHER), 1920
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Details & Cataloguing

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
1888 - 1956
AMERICAN
BAIGNEUSE (BATHER), 1920

Exhibited

Paris, Salon d'automne, 1921

Catalogue Note

'Just inside the grand entrance, in the best position in the entire salon, is a beautiful marble Bathing Girl by the American sculptor Cecil Howard. It is attracting great attention'

New York Evening Post,‎ November 1, 1921,

'Une petite baigneuse de l'Américain Cecil Howard, taillée directement dans le marbre, est, dans sa simplicité et sa souplesse, une œuvre accomplie et charmante'

Edouard Sarradin, 'Le Salon d'automne', Journal des débats politiques et littéraires, no 303,‎ 2 November 1921, p. 3

This elegant Baigneuse is representative of Howard's move towards a refined classicising ideal. The sculpture functions like a relief, with one principal viewing point. Interestingly, the composition is remarkably close to a maenad from a 1st-century Roman relief after a Greek 4th-century model with dancing maenads in the musée du Louvre (inv. no. MR 686; Ma 965). The composition is so close that it must be concluded that Howard look his inspiration from this accessible Roman antiquity.

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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London