HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH
1880 - 1980
THE DANCERS (PAS DE DEUX, TARANTELLA)
inscribed HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH © 1921 (on the base) and stamped GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS/QBOS (along the base)
bronze with greenish-brown patina
height: 16 ¾ inches (42.6 cm) on a ¾ inch (1.9 cm) marble base
The work retains an uneven patina. There are traces of verdigris in the crevasses and a few pindots of possible pitting in the base.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Private collection, Kingston, Pennsylvania
By descent to the present owner
Charles N. Aronson, Sculptured Hyacinths, New York, 1973, pp. 122-23, 208, another example illustrated.
Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, American Women Sculptors, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990, p. 155, another example referenced.
Janis Conner, Frank Hohmann, Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck, Thayer Tolles, et. al, Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth: A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, pp. 158-59, 241, no. 1921:4, another example illustrated.
The Dancers was cast in an edition of 58 and produced exclusively by Gorham Manufacturing Company.