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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3655B Marlborough
May 21, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

Albert Henry Atkins (American, 1880-1951) Telesis

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3655B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 21, 2021 10:00AM


Albert Henry Atkins (American, 1880-1951)

Signed and dated "ALBERT-H-ATKINS/M-C-M-X-V" in the bronze base, titled on the front of the base, stamped "GORHAMCO, FOUNDERS QABW" along the back edge of the base.
Bronze with black patina, height to the top of the bow 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm).
Condition: Minor wear to the patina at the left knee, dust and dirt overall.

Provenance: Purchased by Miss Fanny Dudley in 1924 at a benefit auction for the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts; purchased from Fanny Dudley auction in 1966 by the family of the consignor, thence by family descent.

N.B. An annotated catalogue/brochure from the 1924 auction, listing this work as item 3, and the original sales receipt from that auction accompany the lot.

The title of this bronze, "telesis" is defined as progress that is intelligently planned and directed, or put another way, the attainment of desired ends by the application of intelligent human effort to the means.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Albert Henry Atkins, Fanny Dudley, Gloucester