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Katharine Ward Lane Weems (American, 1899-1989) Seated Whippet/A Sculpture of the Artist's Dog

Auction:
2387
Lot:
365
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$16,000$16,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2387
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2007 4:00PM

Description:

Katharine Ward Lane Weems (American, 1899-1989)

Seated Whippet/A Sculpture of the Artist's Dog
Signed and dated "KATHERINE W. LANE 1926" l.l., inscribed "ROMAN BRONZE
WORKS" l.l.
Bronze with a dark green patina on a stone base, height 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm).
Condition: Subtle wear to surface. The work is very late or posthumous cast.


Provenance: A private New England collection.


N.B. Katherine Lane's sleek and abstracted animals capture the character and grace of her subjects. The streamlined forms and fluid lines reflect the Art Deco aesthetic of her time. She studied at the Boston Museum School with Charles Grafly but was also greatly influenced by fellow female sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington. Lane's work can be seen throughout her native Boston; Lane created a dolphin sculpture at the New England Aquarium, a fountain at Boston's esplanade plaza, and in 1933 she designed the facade of Harvard's Biology laboratory.

The work is a late or posthumous cast.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

The wear to the surface is unobtrusive. The work is a late or posthumous cast.

Keywords

Katharine Ward Lane Weems, B. Katherine Lane, New England, Museum School, Charles Grafly, Boston Museum School, New England Aquarium, Boston's esplanade plaza, Harvard's Biology laboratory, Furniture, Metalworking

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