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SCULPTURE

Malvina Hoffman - "Anna Pavlova"
A BRONZE MASK OF ANNA PAVLOVA
inscribed " MALVINA HOFFMAN" and "C.B.W."
7 3/4 in. (19.4 cm.) high, on veined black marble cube, natural patina.
$7,500
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A BRONZE MASK OF ANNA PAVLOVA 
inscribed " MALVINA HOFFMAN" and "C.B.W."
7 3/4 in. (19.4 cm.) high, on veined black marble cube, natural patina

$7,500

 
LITERATURE:  A. Alexandre, Malvina Hoffman, Paris, 1930, pp. 19-20, cat. no. 34; M. Hoffman, A Sculptor's Odyssey, New York, 1936, p. 66, illus.; A. T. E. Gardner, American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greenwich, Ct., 1965, p. 159.  According to the artist's records, the present bronze — a reduction of her wax portrait of 1924 - is from a small edition cast circa 1934 using both the Rudier and Cellini foundries. An example of the wax version is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Provenance: Christie's East, New York, May 21, 1991, Lot #506 and by descent to the present owner. 

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