Jun 30, 2021 - Sale 2575

Sale 2575 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 7,020
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

Bronze sculpture, with marble and bronze base, 1912. 685 mm; 27 inches (height, excluding base). With the artist's incised signature on the inside of the right shoulder. Titled on the lower verso of the bust. Cast by Roman Bronze Works, New York, with the foundry mark on lower verso of the bronze base.

Ex-collection private collection, Pennsylvania

Longman (1874-1954) was born in Winchester, Ohio. When she visited the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, in 1893, she was inspired to become a sculptor and enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying under Lorado Taft. She became known for her allegorical sculptures; Victory was her debut large-scale sculpture at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, and was placed on the fair's centerpiece building. She also contributed to the sculptural decorations for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In 1919, she was the first woman sculptor to be elected as a full member of the National Academy of Design.