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Painter, Sculptor, b. 1872 - d. 1955

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          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American 1872 - 1955), "La Petite", Cast bronze, Inscribed and signed on base Bessie Potter Vonnoh No. V Roman Bronze Works NY, Height 7 1/2 inches, Condition: very good condition, no issues
            Jan. 01, 2024

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American 1872 - 1955), "La Petite", Cast bronze, Inscribed and signed on base Bessie Potter Vonnoh No. V Roman Bronze Works NY, Height 7 1/2 inches, Condition: very good condition, no issues

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American 1872 - 1955) "La Petite" Cast bronze Inscribed and signed on base Bessie Potter Vonnoh No. V Roman Bronze Works NY Height 7 1/2 inches Condition: very good condition, no issues

            Nadeau's Auction Gallery
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh Mother and Child Study Metal Sculpture
            Dec. 02, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh Mother and Child Study Metal Sculpture

            Est: $200 - $400

            Vonnoh, Bessie Potter (American, 1872-1955), Mother and Child, A Study, early 20th century, metal sculpture filled with plaster, deep brown patina, signed and dated 1907 on the base, no foundry mark, etched COL2674137559 on the underside, 8 x 5.75 x 6.75 inches. This work is part of a series of small works depicting the theme of motherhood which were originally executed by the artist in the early 1900s.

            Concept Art Gallery
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh, His First Journey
            Nov. 10, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh, His First Journey

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh His First Journey 1901 / 1902 bronze 4.875 h x 8.875 w x 4.875 d in (12 x 23 x 12 cm) Incised signature, date and number to base 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1902 No. VII' with foundry mark. This work is number 7 from the edition produced at Roman Bronze Works, Corona, NY. Literature: Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women, Aronson, pg. 116, fig. 48 (illustrates another example) This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Bust of Baby
            Nov. 10, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Bust of Baby

            Est: $3,000 - $4,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh Bust of Baby 1901 / 1901-04 bronze 9.5 h x 9 w x 7.25 d in (24 x 23 x 18 cm) Incised signature, date and number to base 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1901 No. III Copyright' with foundry mark. This work is number 3 from the edition produced at Roman Bronze Works, Corona, NY. Literature: Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women, Aronson, pg. 118 This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh, A Sketch
            Nov. 10, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh, A Sketch

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh A Sketch 1902 / c. 1918-21 bronze 10.25 h x 3.5 w x 4 d in (26 x 9 x 10 cm) Incised signature and number to base 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh No. XXXIII' with foundry mark. This work is number 33 produced at Roman Bronze Works, Corona, NY. Literature: Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women, Aronson, pg. 125, fig. 52 (illustrates another example) This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH The Dance.
            Sep. 21, 2023

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH The Dance.

            Est: $5,000 - $8,000

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH The Dance. Bronze, 1910. 317x267x127 mm; 12 1/2x10 1/2x5 inches. Incised with the artist's signature and numbered "No. 17" on the base verso. Cast by Roman Bronze Works, New York, with the foundry mark on the base. Provenance: Private collection, New York.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Bedtime 10 3/4 in.
            May. 24, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Bedtime 10 3/4 in.

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Bedtime signed and numbered 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh/no. II.' and inscribed 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (on the side of the base) bronze with an orange-brown patina 10 3/4 in.

            Bonhams
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) The Scarf height 13 1/2 in.
            May. 24, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) The Scarf height 13 1/2 in.

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) The Scarf signed and numbered 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh/no. III' and stamped 'CIRE/C. VALSUANI/PERDUE' (on the top of the base) bronze with a golden brown patina height 13 1/2 in.

            Bonhams
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872–1955) Water Lilies, modeled c. 1913
            May. 19, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872–1955) Water Lilies, modeled c. 1913

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872–1955) Water Lilies, modeled c. 1913 bronze inscribed Bessie Potter Vonnoh (on the base); stamped ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y. (along the base) Height 28 1/2 inches. Property from the Estate of Gloria and Edwin Thompson, Paradise Valley, Arizona Provenance: Bette Bryant Galleries, Kansas City, Missouri Purchased from the above by the present owners, 1969 Literature: Brookgreen Gardens, Sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, 1937, n.p. (another cast illustrated) B.G. Proske, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, 1943, pp. 83; 85 (another cast referenced) Joel Conner, Janice Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 165; 167; 168n13 (another cast illustrated) Julie Aronson, Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women, exhibition catalogue, Athens, Ohio, 2008, pp. 164-68 (another cast illustrated)

            Hindman
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955), "The Dance"
            Apr. 22, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955), "The Dance"

            Est: $5,000 - $8,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) "The Dance" patinated bronze after the 1908 model, cast signature and inscribed "Roman Bronze Works, N.Y." along back of self-base. h. 12-1/2", w. 10-1/2", d. 5" Provenance: Roman Bronze Works, New York, New York; Anderson-Gould Fine Arts, New York, New York; Private collection. Literature: Bessie Potter Vonnoh, "Tears and Laughter Caught in Bronze", The Delineator, Vol. 107, No. 4, October 1925, pp. 8,9,78,80,82.; Conner, Janis and Rosenkranz, Joel, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989; Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Women Sculptors, Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1990. Notes: Like all young things I was radical in art...what I wanted was to look for beauty in the every-day world, to catch the joy and swing of modern American life...I was equally determined to prove that as perfect a likeness and as much beauty could be produced in statuettes twelve inches in height...as could be had in life-size and colossal productions suitable for so few houses. Bessie Potter Vonnoh The Delineator, October 1925, p. 9 One of the most popular and acclaimed women sculptors of the early 20th century, Bessie Vonnoh was the recipient of virtually every major award and accolade available to a young artist: a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900, honorable mention at the Pan-American Exposition of 1901, the gold medal at the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, gold medal at the Louisiana Purchase Universal Exposition in 1904, the National Academy of Design's Julia A. Shaw Memorial Prize in 1913, and the National Academy of Design's Watrous gold medal in 1921. She was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Old Lyme Art Association and had exhibitions of her work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (now the Brooklyn Museum) and a solo show at the Art Institute of Chicago. Most significantly, in 1921 she was the first woman sculptor to be named an Academician of the National Academy of Design, making her and her husband, the American Impressionist painter and fellow Academician, Robert Vonnoh the first couple to be so honored. A native of St. Louis, Vonnoh had a difficult childhood; her father died when she was two and shortly thereafter she fell seriously ill, spending nearly a decade as an invalid and only recovering after the doctors had given up. Attending the Chicago public schools , she was captivated by clay modeling in one of her art classes and she determined to become a sculptor. With her mother's blessing and encouragement, she met with the sculptor Loredo Taft, who had just returned from study in France and was an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. Taft invited Vonnoh to work in his studio on the weekends and eventually helped her obtain a place at the Art Institute. In 1892, Taft hired her as one of his assistants, a group of young women known as the "White Rabbits", at the World's Columbian Exhibition. While working at the Exhibition, Vonnoh received a personal commission to create a monumental allegorical figure of art for the Illinois State Building. The young sculptor was now well on her way to a successful career and two years later she opened her own studio in Chicago where she produced small portrait sculptures of her friends - known as "potterines". With the money made by this, she and her mother were able to travel to France and Italy. Upon her return to Chicago, Vonnoh embarked on a series of sculptures of women and children, which were to prove immensely popular with collectors and critics. These small works reveal an approach to the female form different from her earlier "potterines"; gone was the meticulous attention to the mutton sleeved dresses and fussy hairstyles of contemporary fashion. Instead, the deceptively simple composition of these works revel in a sense of refined movement, emphasizing suggestion over detail, with an intentionally "unfinished" quality to the drapery. The success of such an approach is evident in the work offered here "The Dance", one of Vonnoh's most popular models. The figure is caught mid-swirl, hands grasping the voluminous skirts - the movement is implied rather than shown, and Vonnoh has placed the burden of interpretation on the viewer. Vonnoh exhibited extensively during her career, and while many of her models are numbered or inscribed to keep track of inventory, not all are and there were never any set editions. As with many of her contemporaries, she had her foundry, the Roman Bronze Works, produce works as they were commissioned.

            New Orleans Auction Galleries
          • ANTIQUE BRONZE SCULPTURE BY BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Apr. 01, 2023

            ANTIQUE BRONZE SCULPTURE BY BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $100 - $150

            An antique early 20th-century patinated bronze sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1872 to 1955, an American sculptor best known for her small bronzes of domestic scenes. The artwork represents a bust of a mother with child. Signed by the artist and marked IX on the backside. The piece is mounted on a granite base. Collectible American Figurative Art, Sculpture And Decor.

            Antique Arena Inc
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955), "The Dance"
            Mar. 26, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955), "The Dance"

            Est: $7,000 - $10,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) "The Dance" patinated bronze after the 1908 model, cast signature and inscribed "Roman Bronze Works, N.Y." along back of self-base. h. 12-1/2", w. 10-1/2", d. 5" Provenance: Roman Bronze Works, New York, New York; Anderson-Gould Fine Arts, New York, New York; Private collection. Literature: Bessie Potter Vonnoh, "Tears and Laughter Caught in Bronze", The Delineator, Vol. 107, No. 4, October 1925, pp. 8,9,78,80,82.; Conner, Janis and Rosenkranz, Joel, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989; Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Women Sculptors, Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1990. Notes: Like all young things I was radical in art...what I wanted was to look for beauty in the every-day world, to catch the joy and swing of modern American life...I was equally determined to prove that as perfect a likeness and as much beauty could be produced in statuettes twelve inches in height...as could be had in life-size and colossal productions suitable for so few houses. Bessie Potter Vonnoh The Delineator, October 1925, p. 9 One of the most popular and acclaimed women sculptors of the early 20th century, Bessie Vonnoh was the recipient of virtually every major award and accolade available to a young artist: a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900, honorable mention at the Pan-American Exposition of 1901, the gold medal at the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, gold medal at the Louisiana Purchase Universal Exposition in 1904, the National Academy of Design's Julia A. Shaw Memorial Prize in 1913, and the National Academy of Design's Watrous gold medal in 1921. She was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Old Lyme Art Association and had exhibitions of her work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (now the Brooklyn Museum) and a solo show at the Art Institute of Chicago. Most significantly, in 1921 she was the first woman sculptor to be named an Academician of the National Academy of Design, making her and her husband, the American Impressionist painter and fellow Academician, Robert Vonnoh the first couple to be so honored. A native of St. Louis, Vonnoh had a difficult childhood; her father died when she was two and shortly thereafter she fell seriously ill, spending nearly a decade as an invalid and only recovering after the doctors had given up. Attending the Chicago public schools , she was captivated by clay modeling in one of her art classes and she determined to become a sculptor. With her mother's blessing and encouragement, she met with the sculptor Loredo Taft, who had just returned from study in France and was an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. Taft invited Vonnoh to work in his studio on the weekends and eventually helped her obtain a place at the Art Institute. In 1892, Taft hired her as one of his assistants, a group of young women known as the "White Rabbits", at the World's Columbian Exhibition. While working at the Exhibition, Vonnoh received a personal commission to create a monumental allegorical figure of art for the Illinois State Building. The young sculptor was now well on her way to a successful career and two years later she opened her own studio in Chicago where she produced small portrait sculptures of her friends - known as "potterines". With the money made by this, she and her mother were able to travel to France and Italy. Upon her return to Chicago, Vonnoh embarked on a series of sculptures of women and children, which were to prove immensely popular with collectors and critics. These small works reveal an approach to the female form different from her earlier "potterines"; gone was the meticulous attention to the mutton sleeved dresses and fussy hairstyles of contemporary fashion. Instead, the deceptively simple composition of these works revel in a sense of refined movement, emphasizing suggestion over detail, with an intentionally "unfinished" quality to the drapery. The success of such an approach is evident in the work offered here "The Dance", one of Vonnoh's most popular models. The figure is caught mid-swirl, hands grasping the voluminous skirts - the movement is implied rather than shown, and Vonnoh has placed the burden of interpretation on the viewer. Vonnoh exhibited extensively during her career, and while many of her models are numbered or inscribed to keep track of inventory, not all are and there were never any set editions. As with many of her contemporaries, she had her foundry, the Roman Bronze Works, produce works as they were commissioned.

            New Orleans Auction Galleries
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Bust of a Baby height 9 5/8 in. (24.3 cm)
            Jan. 25, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Bust of a Baby height 9 5/8 in. (24.3 cm)

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Bust of a Baby signed, dated, and inscribed 'Model/Bessie Potter Vonnoh/1901/copyright' in the bronze (back right edge), stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' in the bronze (lower right edge) bronze with brown patina height 9 5/8 in. (24.3 cm)

            Bonhams
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Bronze, Bust of a Woman
            Jan. 25, 2023

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Bronze, Bust of a Woman

            Est: $400 - $600

            (American, 1872-1955) appears to be unsigned, labeled underside. 10-1/2"h Provenance: Property from a Warwick, NY Estate

            Nye & Company
          • SCULPTURE: Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) "Bedtime", c. 1910, Roman Bronze Works bronze figure of young child in draped bedrobes, on plinth base with Greek key border, signed on base, along with "No. XX" a...
            Dec. 12, 2022

            SCULPTURE: Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) "Bedtime", c. 1910, Roman Bronze Works bronze figure of young child in draped bedrobes, on plinth base with Greek key border, signed on base, along with "No. XX" a...

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            SCULPTURE: Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) "Bedtime", c. 1910, Roman Bronze Works bronze figure of young child in draped bedrobes, on plinth base with Greek key border, signed on base, along with "No. XX" and inscribed "R.B.W." for Roman Bronze Works, remnants of gilded finish, wear consistent with age and use, including areas of patina and gilt loss, 10" h. x 3" w. x 3" d.

            Winter Associates, Inc.
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Plaster Castings, Group Of Two, H 18.75 W 5" D 6" Girl Dancing; Nude
            Nov. 18, 2022

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Plaster Castings, Group Of Two, H 18.75 W 5" D 6" Girl Dancing; Nude

            Est: $1,500 - $3,000

            Nude Measurements H 17" Dia 5.25" Property of the Lucia Zurkowski Trust, Bloomfield Hills, Mi.

            DuMouchelles
          • BESSIE ONAHOTEMA POTTER (KEYES) VONNOH (NY/CT/MO, 1872-1955)
            Nov. 13, 2022

            BESSIE ONAHOTEMA POTTER (KEYES) VONNOH (NY/CT/MO, 1872-1955)

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            "Dancing Girl, bronze sculpture, signed "Bessie Potter, copyright 33" on base platform, 13 3/4" high, 11" x 8". Fine original condition with warm brown patina.

            Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH, American (1872-1955), "Life and Love Springs from the Sea", 1935, bronze fountain, 113 x 68 inches
            Oct. 27, 2022

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH, American (1872-1955), "Life and Love Springs from the Sea", 1935, bronze fountain, 113 x 68 inches

            Est: $180,000 - $220,000

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH American, (1872-1955) "Life and Love Springs from the Sea", 1935 bronze fountain inscribed "Bessie Potter Vonnoh", cast by Roman Bronze Works

            Shannon's
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Mary Lennox
            Oct. 06, 2022

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Mary Lennox

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Mary Lennox bronze signature incised to base Height 65 inches. Property from the Collection of Robert and Mary Montgomery, Palm Beach, Florida

            Hindman
          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) BRONZE WITH GREEN PATINA, H 50" WATER NYMPH, FOUNTAIN
            Sep. 16, 2022

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) BRONZE WITH GREEN PATINA, H 50" WATER NYMPH, FOUNTAIN

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Inscribed 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh'. Provenance: From the Estate of George and Elise Fink, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

            DuMouchelles
          • BESSIE VONNOH (D.1955) BRONZE SCULPTURE, 'SUNBEAM'
            Jul. 24, 2022

            BESSIE VONNOH (D.1955) BRONZE SCULPTURE, 'SUNBEAM'

            Est: $300 - $600

            Patinated bronze sculpture, "Sunbeam," signed in cast Bessie Potter Vonnoh (Bessie Onahotema Potter [Keyes] Vonnoh, American, 1872-1955), numbered 10, on integral marble plinth, stress lines in cast to one arm at upper and lower arm, approx 14"h, 7"w, 5"d, 5.5lbs **Provenance: from a collection assembled by three generations of a Texas family** Start Price: $200.00

            Austin Auction Gallery
          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) PLASTER CASTINGS, GROUP OF TWO, H 18.75 W 5" D 6" GIRL DANCING; NUDE
            Jun. 17, 2022

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) PLASTER CASTINGS, GROUP OF TWO, H 18.75 W 5" D 6" GIRL DANCING; NUDE

            Est: $1,500 - $3,000

            Nude Measurements H 17" Dia 5.25"

            DuMouchelles
          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) PLASTER CASTINGS, GROUP OF TWO, H 29" W 8" D 7.5" GRACE; STANDING NUDE GIRL LEANING BACKWARDS
            Jun. 17, 2022

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) PLASTER CASTINGS, GROUP OF TWO, H 29" W 8" D 7.5" GRACE; STANDING NUDE GIRL LEANING BACKWARDS

            Est: $2,000 - $4,000

            Titles of the Bronze Castings of these subjects are Springtime of Life and Waterlilies. Each signed. Provenance: Universe Antiques, Inc. New York, New York.

            DuMouchelles
          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872–1955) THE INTRUDER
            Jun. 06, 2022

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872–1955) THE INTRUDER

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872–1955) The Intruder Signed 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh' on the inner circle, to the left of the figure; also inscibed with 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.' foundry stamp on the rim, to the left of the figure, and numbered 'A5' on the rim below the figure, bronze with brown patina Height: 12 in. (30.5cm) Diameter: 15 1/8 in. (38.4cm) Provenance Private Collection, New York. Exhibited "One Hundred and Tenth Annual Exhibition," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 7-March 28, 1915, no. 789. Literature Julie Aronson, Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008, pp. 166-68, fig. 65, no. 28 (another example illustrated). Note The work will be accompanied by a copy of the original P.A.F.A. exhibition catalogue from 1915. The Intruder was designed in 1913 as a table fountain and was meant to be displayed in a garden, surrounded by plants, with its basin filled with water.Table fountains were highly popular at the turn of the 20th century. Considered a whimsical houshold decor, they were mostly collected for the magical sound the flowing water would male. The playful subject at work here, a beautiful maiden interrupted in her bath by a noisy turtle on the other side of the basin, surely fits the theme. Both the figure and the turtle were cast separately and attached to the basin after casting. In piped examples of the sculpture, water flowed from a small spout by the woman's foot into the basin creating a calm movement of water. In overall good condition, with traces of oxydation throughout, especially in the crevices of the work and mostly in the basin - areas where the water would have been poured, or would have dried out. With accumulated dust in the folds of the figure's dress. No evidence of repair or restoration. Small, non obtrusive scuff on the woman's forehead. Very minor dents on the oustide circle, and associated scuffs/light scratches. See specialist's pictures for more details.

            Freeman's
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) 'Motherhood' Patinated Bronze Sculpture
            May. 22, 2022

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) 'Motherhood' Patinated Bronze Sculpture

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) 'Motherhood' Patinated Bronze Sculpture 1903, signed and dated on reverse of base, inscribed 'Roman Bronze Works NY 1905' on right side of base Property from: an Evanston, Illinois estate Category: Fine Art > Sculpture Estimated Sale Time: 1:53 pm CST Shipping Status: Leonard Auction, Inc. will provide direct shipping for this lot. Please visit our website for a shipping estimate. Sales Tax: California (7.25%), Florida (6%), Georgia (8.5%), Kansas (6.5%), New Jersey (6.625%), New Mexico (5.125%), New York (8.875%), Pennsylvania (6%), Washington (10.5%) Download High Resolution Photographs: Photograph #1 Photograph #2 Photograph #3 Photograph #4 Photograph #5 Photograph #6 Photograph #7 Photograph #8 Last modified: May 13, 2022, 9:30 am

            Leonard Auction
          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) BRONZE SCULPTURE, H 28", "WATER LILIES"
            May. 19, 2022

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMERICAN, 1872-1955) BRONZE SCULPTURE, H 28", "WATER LILIES"

            Est: $12,000 - $14,000

            Depicting a nude female youth perched on a rock and clutching a water lily. Artist's signature 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh' on the base in mold. Bronze having a width of 16", depth of 7". Presented on a variegated marble plinth, measuring H 29 3/4" overall. Roman Bronze Works N.Y. foundry mark on the base.

            DuMouchelles
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Motherhood, conceived 1903 Bronze wit
            May. 10, 2022

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Motherhood, conceived 1903 Bronze wit

            Est: $15,000 - $25,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Motherhood, conceived 1903 Bronze with dark brown patina 16-1/2 inches (41.9 cm) high Inscribed on base: Copyright / Bessie Potter Vonnoh / 1903 / c.h.o.v. / Roman Bronze Works N.Y. PROVENANCE: (Possibly) Christie's, New York, October 7, 1997; Conner Rosenkranz Gallery, New York, acquired from the above; Jay Tartell, New York, circa 2000; Acquired by the present owner from the above. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Water Lilies, modeled c. 1913
            May. 10, 2022

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Water Lilies, modeled c. 1913

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Water Lilies, modeled c. 1913 bronze inscribed Bessie Potter Vonnoh (on the base); stamped ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y. (along the base) Height 28 1/2 inches. Provenance: Bette Bryant Galleries, Kansas City, Missouri Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1969 Literature: Brookgreen Gardens, Sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, 1937, n.p. (another example illustrated) B.G. Proske, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, 1943, pp. 83; 85 (another example referenced) Joel Conner, Janice Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 165; 167; 168n13 (another example illustrated) Julie Aronson, Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women, exhibition catalogue, Athens, Ohio, 2008, pp. 164-68 (another example illustrated)

            Hindman
          • AMERICAN BRONZE FIGURE OF GIRL BY BESSIE VONNOH
            Apr. 23, 2022

            AMERICAN BRONZE FIGURE OF GIRL BY BESSIE VONNOH

            Est: $100 - $150

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 to 1955, bronze figure of a young girl, Good Night or On The Sandmans Trail. Circa; 1910s. Signed with etching on the back of the base. Marked with R. B. W. Roman Bronze Works New York mark. Bessie Potter Vonnoh was an American sculptor best known for her small bronzes, mostly of domestic scenes, and for her garden fountains. Her stated artistic objective, as she told an interviewer in 1925, was to look for beauty in the everyday world, to catch the joy and swing of modern American life. American Bronze Sculptures, Statues, Statuettes, Figurines, Home Decor and Collectibles.

            Antique Arena Inc
          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Woman Dressing, Bronze Sculpture
            Apr. 06, 2022

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Woman Dressing, Bronze Sculpture

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            Artist: Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American (1872 - 1955) Title: Woman Dressing Year: 1911 Medium: Bronze Sculpture, signature inscribed Size: 11 in. x 7 in. x 8.5 in. (27.94 cm x 17.78 cm x 21.59 cm)

            RoGallery
          • BRONZE SCULPTURE MOTHERHOOD BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Mar. 05, 2022

            BRONZE SCULPTURE MOTHERHOOD BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $100 - $150

            A bronze sculpture Motherhood by Bessie Onahotema Potter (Keyes) Vonnoh (1872 - 1955). Marked COPYRIGHT, and signed at the bottom. Cast bronze, stone base. Antique Sculpture For Interior Design.

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Feb. 22, 2022

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872-- 1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNEDSIZE 6 1/4” Base 3/4 x 8 x 5” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Jan. 17, 2022

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872-- 1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNEDSIZE 6 1/4” Base 3/4 x 8 x 5” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Jan. 17, 2022

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $2,500 - $5,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872 --1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNED AND DATEDSIZE 16” Base 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/4” after

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          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH, BUST OF BABY, BRONZE, 1901
            Jan. 16, 2022

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH, BUST OF BABY, BRONZE, 1901

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American/New York, 1872-1955). "Bust of a Baby", -1901, bronze. Signed and dated with Roman Bronze Works makers mark and inscribed "Model". Approx. h. 9.5", w. 9", d. 8"

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Jan. 01, 2022

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872-- 1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNEDSIZE 6 1/4” Base 3/4 x 8 x 5” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Jan. 01, 2022

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $2,500 - $5,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872 --1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNED AND DATEDSIZE 16” Base 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/4” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Dec. 16, 2021

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872-- 1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNEDSIZE 6 1/4” Base 3/4 x 8 x 5” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Dec. 16, 2021

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $2,500 - $5,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872 --1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNED AND DATEDSIZE 16” Base 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/4” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Nov. 23, 2021

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872-- 1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNEDSIZE 6 1/4” Base 3/4 x 8 x 5” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Nov. 23, 2021

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $2,500 - $5,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872 --1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNED AND DATEDSIZE 16” Base 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/4” after

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          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Motherhood, conceived 1903 Bronze wit
            Nov. 05, 2021

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Motherhood, conceived 1903 Bronze wit

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955) Motherhood, conceived 1903 Bronze with brown patina 16-1/2 inches (41.9 cm) high Inscribed on base: Copyright / Bessie Potter Vonnoh / 1903 Inscribed with foundry mark on base: c.h.o.v. / Roman Bronze Works N.Y. PROVENANCE: Christie's, New York, October 7, 1997 (possibly); Conner Rosenkranz Gallery, New York, acquired from the above; Jay Tartell, New York, circa 2000; Acquired by the present owner from the above. HID01801242017

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Nov. 02, 2021

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $2,500 - $5,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872 --1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNED AND DATEDSIZE 16” Base 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/4” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Nov. 02, 2021

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872-- 1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNEDSIZE 6 1/4” Base 3/4 x 8 x 5” after

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          • AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH
            Oct. 12, 2021

            AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURE BESSIE POTTER VONNOH

            Est: $2,500 - $5,000

            BESSIE POTTER ( 1872 --1955) AMERICAN BRONZE SCULPTURESIGNED AND DATEDSIZE 16” Base 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/4” after

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          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955)
            May. 25, 2021

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955)

            Est: $30,000 - $50,000

            In Arcadia, c. 1926 bronze, inscribed to base 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh A -1', stamped to base 'Roman Bronze Works, NY'

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          • Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955) The Intruder 12in high (30.5cm high) (Modeled in 1913; Cast circa 1925-26.)
            May. 20, 2021

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955) The Intruder 12in high (30.5cm high) (Modeled in 1913; Cast circa 1925-26.)

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955) The Intruder inscribed and numbered 'Bessie Potter Vonnoh № XXVII' (on the base) and inscribed 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (on the base)' bronze with verdigris patina 12in high (30.5cm high) Modeled in 1913; Cast circa 1925-26. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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          • BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMER, 1872-55), BRONZE FOUNTAIN, ROMAN BRONZE WORKS, H 29", W 16", TITLE UNKNOWN
            Mar. 25, 2021

            BESSIE POTTER VONNOH (AMER, 1872-55), BRONZE FOUNTAIN, ROMAN BRONZE WORKS, H 29", W 16", TITLE UNKNOWN

            Est: $8,000 - $10,000

            A bronze fountain by Bessie Potter Vonnoh in verdigris patina depicting a nude young woman with open arms. Signed "Bessie Potter Vonnoh". Foundry mark: "Roman Bronze Works, NY". Base diameter: 7.5". Provenance: Purchased DuMouchelles, 03/1998. Collection of Dr. Kenneth Harris, Grosse Pointe, MI. Gifted to consignor c. 2008. Whilst this composition is similar to the 1925 work, Springtime of Life, the placement of the figure's hands differ.

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