Lot 48: MALVINA CORNELL HOFFMAN, (AMERICAN 1887-1966), "MORT EXQUISE"
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
MALVINA CORNELL HOFFMAN
Signed and dated indistinctly ''Malvina Hoffman 1915'', white marble
Height: 35 in. (88.9cm)
Jordan Volpe Gallery, New York, New York.
Acquired from the above in 1981.
The present lot will be accompanied by two charcoal drawings that served as preparatory sketches for this sculpture.
Two Preparatory Drawings: Charcoal on paper, unframed
12 5/16 x 9 1/2 in. (31.3 x 24.1cm)
The marble surface slightly yellow and exhibits occasional surface soiling and surface irregularity, for instance, in his right hip measuring three inches, possibly inherent to the stone. The woman's nose has a slightly pink appearance. Overall in good condition.
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