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
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.