Jun 30, 2021 - Sale 2575

Sale 2575 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Pan of Rohallion.

Bronze on a marble base, 1890. 290 mm; 11 1/2 inches (height, including base). With the artist's signature and date incised on the sphere. Cast in Paris, with the foundry mark "RBW" on the ring of bronze below the sphere.

Published Smart and Gordon, A Flight with Fame: The Life and Art of Frederick MacMonnies: With a Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist's Works, Madison, Connecticut, 1996, pages 85, 89-90, 92, 99, 106, 150, 156, 237 and 288, other examples illustrated.

Ex-collection private collection, New York.

The current work is the design for a larger fountain figure by MacMonnies (1863-1937), made for the private estate "Rohallion" belonging to Howard Adams in Seabright, New Jersey. One of the artist's most successful models, it was edited by both French and American foundries in several sizes and sold through Paris and New York art dealers, particularly Durand-Ruel and Theodore B. Starr.