The Collection of John and Virginia Duncan - Session I
Wed, Oct 19, 2022 10:00AM EDT
Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA
Description:Georges Bridges (AL/TN, 1899-1976), Laughing Man, Bronze, 1936, the jovial bust signed Georges Bridges, 1936 on rear, on a rounded marble base mounted with plaque 'ALABAMA, Laughing Man, Georges Bridges', according to an account from a family member the bust depicts Dr. WIlliam McQueen of Birmingham, a member of a prominent Birmingham family, with 'Who Was Who in American Art' entry taped to back of marble base 'BRIDGES, Georges (S. Des) Birmingham, AL b. 31 Mr. 1899, Chattanooga, TN; Studied: Cincinnati Acad. A; abroad, Member: SSAL; New Orleans AA. Exhibited: CGA. Work: IBM; Univ. Ala. (47)'. Illustrated as number 45 in 'Sculpture of the Western Hemisphere: Permanent Collection, International Business Machines Corporation' published 1942. Height of marble: 6 in.
Measurements: Height: of bronze 11 1/2 in. x Width: 9 in. x Depth: 9 in.
Condition:Good condition, minor wear marble base with small chips and larger one below plaque.