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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
AMERICAN
CIGARETTE GIRL, 1913-1914
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
103
Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
AMERICAN
CIGARETTE GIRL, 1913-1914
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Cecil de Blaquiere Howard
1888 - 1956
AMERICAN
CIGARETTE GIRL, 1913-1914

Exhibited

New York, Gorham Galleries, The Annual Exhibition of the Gorham Galleries, 1915;
New York, The Sculptor's Gallery, 1922

Catalogue Note

'A little figure in marble which he rather unwisely calls The Cigarette Girl is a compact and splendid young form, rounded and homogeneous, crouching in a pose that brings out its weight and simplicity of mass,' New York Times,‎ November 14, 1915

This charming model was first exhibited by Howard in New York at his 1915 Gorham Galleries exhibition. In its elegance it looks forwards to the fashionable world of 1920's Paris. The stone version, carved en taille directe, has the left arm in a different position. A photograph exists showing Howard modelling the original plaster (fig. 1).

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

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London