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Madeleine Fish Park (American, 1891-1960) Febo

Auction:
3293B
Lot:
316
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3293B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Madeleine Fish Park (American, 1891-1960)

Febo
Unsigned.
Bronze with dark brown patina, height 13 in. (33.5 cm), on a marble plinth.
Condition: Areas of wear to the patina, minor surface scratches, dust and dirt to the interstices.

Exhibitions: Animal Sculptures by Madeleine Park, Studio Guild, New York, October 30-November 11, 1939; possibly 125th Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, New York, 1950, as Smooth-Haired Saluki from Iran, Madeleine Park Retrospective Exhibition, James R. Bakker Gallery, Boston, June 16-30, 2000.

N.B. This work depicts the smooth-haired Sicilian saluki belonging to the Contessa Jane Gradenigo, which the artist modeled in Rome in 1939. It is thought that the work is unsigned because it was conceived without a bronze base, where the artist would traditionally have signed. While it does not bear a foundry mark, the artist's sculptures were usually cast by the Gorham foundry.

We would like to thank James R. Bakker for his kind assistance with cataloging this lot.
Estimate $800-1,200


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