HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH
1880 - 1980
inscribed ©/1921/HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH and stamped GORHAM CO FOUNDERS/QBWS (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
height: 11 ½ inches (29.2 cm) on a ¾ inch (1.9 cm) marble base
Modeled in 1921.
There is rubbing to the high points and verdigris in the crevasses. The work would benefit from a light clean.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Janis Conner, Frank Hohmann, Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck and Thayer Tolles, Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, A Catalogue of Works, New York, 2006, no. 1921:1, pp. 29, 30-3, 37, 46, 54, 58, 59, 71, 79, 102, 277, another example illustrated pp. 150-51, 240
The Vine was cast in an edition of 396 between 1921 and 1966. Gorham Manufacturing Company produced 317 examples.