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Harriet Frishmuth (1880-1980) Lived/active: New York


Spread Wing Eagle

Inscribed, copyrighted/Harriet Frishmuth. Stamped, Gorham Co./Founders’ and ‘Gex’.
Modeled in 1910, cast by 1921.
Bronze with dark green patina.
Excellent condition.
Provenance: Private Collection of Laguna Niguel, California. Graham Gallery, New York.
One of the artist’s few animal-themed sculptures, Small Spread Eagle was the first model in a series of three eagle sculptures Harriet Frishmuth created in the early 1910s. The Gorham Foundry produced sixteen bronze casts of the present work through 1921.

LITERATURE: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Catalogue of the 105th Annual Exhibition, January 23 to March 10, 1920, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1910, p. 64, no. 799, another example referenced.

M.B. Hill, The Woman Sculptor: Malvina Hoffman and Her Contemporaries, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1984, p. 37, another example referenced.

J.C. Conner, J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, p. 42, another example referenced.

J.C. Conner, L.R. Lehmbeck, T. Tolles, Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, New York, 2006, pp. 21, 129, 220, no. 1910:9, another example illustrated.

A.D. Harris, Wildlife in American Art: Masterworks from the National Museum of Wildlife Art, exhibition catalogue, Jackson, Wyoming, 2009, p. 266, another example referenced.

Dimensions: 7 ¾”h, 23 ¾”w

Item ID: DA-SO 282

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