Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 103

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
INGE HARDISON (1904 - 2016)
Untitled (Mother and Child).

Modelling clay, 1988. Approximately 241x127x76 mm; 9 1/2x5x3 inches. Inscribed signature "Inge" and date at the left rear edge.

Provenance: the artist's estate; private collection, New York.

This expressively modelled sculpture of a mother and child appears to be a preliminary study by Inge Hardison, and is, with lot 102 in this auction, the first unique works of Hardison to come to auction.

In 1957 Hardison made a life-size bronze Mother and Child which she donated to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan in gratitude for the hospital's role in the birth of her daughter, Yolande. The artist's creation and presentation of the figure to the hospital was covered by The New York Times at the time.