Striking and beautifully modelled figure of a woman with vine stem. Hot cast, bronze statue on a marble base. Finished in a lovely translucent brown patina on the figure, dark brown on base and hair/foliage detail. Overall height 40cm, 37cm without base.
Frishmuth often used dancers for her sculptural themes and employed them to pose for her with musical accompaniment - the dancer's movement evocatively captured in this bronze. There were various versions of the original (cast in 1921, 1923 and 1924) and a larger than life-size version which is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The original works were patinated in both brown and dark green. This contemporary bronze reproduction is faithful to the original. It is not signed however the original work is well documented. As a reproduction, it will not carry a foundry mark.
"The Vine" Bronze after Harriet Frishmuth
This sculpture is in excellent original condition. Please see photos as these form an important part of the description.
This statue has been hot cast using the lost-wax method. Lost-wax casting is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture is cast from an original sculpture or model based on an original work. Where the original work has been used, the duplicate will be more faithful. All bronzes are hand finished following casting and then patinated to give its surface appearance and colour. Differences to the orignal work can result since it will not have been finished/patinated by the original foundary.