American, (1873-1940)
bronze, inscribed "JS"

bronze, inscribed "JS"
height: 31 1/2 inches

  • Provenance: Christie's, New York, New York, September 27, 1990, lot 136; Private Collection, New York, New York.
  • Literature: National Sculpture Society, "Exhibition of American Sculpture: Catalogue," New York, 1923, p. 224-225 (another example illus.).; J. Scudder, "Modeling My Life," New York, 1925, p. 242, illus.; J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, "Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works," 1893-1939," New York, 1989, p. 157 (another example).

    Notes: A copy of the original Christie's receipt accompanies the lot.

    Irene Castle posed for the present model, also entitled "Femina Victrix" which was designed for the National Suffrage Movement in 1915.

    Tags: Sculpture, female artist, bronze
  • Condition: Some wear to the patina, inconsistent finish. Overall good condition.
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