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Edmonia Lewis (1844 - 1907)

Lot 112: EDMONIA LEWIS 1845 - AFTER 1911

Sotheby's

December 2, 2010
New York, NY, US

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Description

EDMONIA LEWIS 1845 - AFTER 1911 HIAWATHA'S MARRIAGE signed Edmonia Lewis and dated Fecit A Roma 1868 on the base; also inscribed Hiawatha's Marriage on two inch base (probably not original) white marble height: 29 1/2 in. (74.93 cm)

Literature

cf., Wayne Craven, Sculpture in America, New York, 1968, p. 334
cf., William H. Gerdts, American Neo-Classic Sculpture, New York, 1973, p. 133
Kirsten P. Buick, "The Ideal Works of Edmonia Lewis: Invoking and Inverting Autobiography," American Art, Summer 1995, pp. 5-19, illustration of another example p. 17
Marilyn Richardson, "Hiawatha In Rome: Edmonia Lewis and Figures from Longfellow," The Catalogue of Antiques & Fine Art, Spring 2002, pp. 198-203, illustration of another example p. 202

Provenance

Private Collection, San Francisco, by 1950s
By descent in the family to the present owner (his niece)

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