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Edmonia Lewis (1844 - 1907)

Lot 85: Edmonia Lewis (1845- after 1911)

Christie's

November 29, 2000
New York, NY, US

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Minnehaha inscribed and dated 'Edmonia Lewis Fecit a Rome 1868' and 'Minnehaha' white marble 121/4 in. (31.1 cm.) high LITERATURE K.P. Buick, "The Ideal Works of Edmonia Lewis: Invoking and Inverting Autobiography," American Art, Summer 1995, pp. 5-19, illustrated J.M. Holland, "Mary Edmonia Lewis's Minnehaha : Gender, Race and the 'Indian Maid'," Bulletin of the Detroit Insitute of Arts, 1995, pp. 26-35, illustration of another example W.H. Gerdts, American Neo-Classic Sculpture: The Marble Resurrection, New York, 1973, p. 133, illustration of another example.

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