HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH
1880 - 1980
inscribed © / 1921 / HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH and stamped GORHAM CO FOUNDERS / QBWS (along the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
height: 12 inches (30.5 cm) on a 1 inch (2.5 cm) marble base
Modeled in 1921.
The surface of the work is dirty with traces of dust in the crevices. There appears to wear to the patina throughout the body of the figure. There appear to be scuffs and scratches to the figure's abdomen and legs.
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Private collection, São Paulo, Brazil
Acquired by the present owner from the above
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 while the remainder were produced by Roman Bronze Works, New York.