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Lot 23

Frederick MacMonnies, Bacchante and Infant Faun

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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Property from a Private Collection, Jacksonville, FLFrederick MacMonnies (American, 1863-1937), Bacchante and Infant Faun, Bronze, 1894, signed and dated on the base with foundry mark 'Cire Perdue Cast Roman Bronze Work NY' on bottom edge. MacMonnies was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was a child prodigy at carving stone. At age 18, he worked in the studio of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and then persuaded him to become his assistant... He met many of the wealthy people who shared Saint-Gaudens Beaux-Arts based ideas that art and architecture should be unified in order to create public art in America equal to that of classical antiquity or Renaissance Europe...A sculptor of classical figures, American-born Frederick MacMonnies had fame in the United States and Europe in the later half of the 19th century and early 20th century. He occasionally returned to America but lived most of his life as an expatriate in France. He was especially known for his lithe bronze figures. (AskArt.com) Height: overall 33 in.