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Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons

(1878 -  1956 )
PARSONS Edith Barretto Stev. Pair Of Bookends Featuring Terriers: Standing Alert

Skinner /May 20, 2011
277.84 - 416.75
702.40

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Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Turtle Baby

Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Turtle Baby

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Lot number: 1014
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Lot# 1014 Edith Buretto Parsons (1878-1956 New Canaan, CT) ''Turtle Baby'', a patinated bronze fountain sculpture, smiling toddler holding two turtles by the tail, balancing atop an integral spherical base raised on the backs of four turtles with spouts issuing from their mouths, over a hexagonal plinth, raised overall on a cylindrical fountain base fitted with four additional spouts and shell-form basins, the sculpture: 32.5'' H x 14.75'' W x 8'' D, est signed to base: E. Parsons and impressed: F. Provenance: Private Collection, La Jolla, CA. Condition: With base: 45'' H. Overall good condition, with verdigris and minor wear commensurate with age and use.
Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Puppies

Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Puppies

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Lot number: 339
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Edith Barretto Stevens Parsons (American, 1878-1956) Puppies/A Pair of Bookends (Seated and Each signed "E·B· PARSONS ©" and stamped "GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS," numbered "QFGA" and "QFGB," respectively, in the bases. Bronze with gray/green patina, height to 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm). Condition: Wear and minor losses to the patina, areas of corrosion or similar, accretions, dust and dirt to interstices. Bases: 7 x 2 3/4 in. (17.8 7.0 cm).
Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Duck Baby

Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Duck Baby

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Lot number: 555
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EDITH BARRETTO STEVENS PARSONS(American 1878-1956)Duck Baby- A fountain figureBronze with verdigris patinaInscribed on base E. BARRETTO PARSONS and Roman Bronze Works N.Y.Height 35 inchesComparison:For an identical example see: Bonham````s Auctioneers New York sale of Tuesday, May 22, 2007 lot 02058 where sold for $48,000.00.Edith Parsons was born in Halifax, Virginia. She studied at the Art... More EDITH BARRETTO STEVENS PARSONS (American 1878-1956) Duck Baby- A fountain figure Bronze with verdigris patina Inscribed on base E. BARRETTO PARSONS and Roman Bronze Works N.Y. Height 35 inches Comparison: For an identical example see: Bonham````s Auctioneers New York sale of Tuesday, May 22, 2007 lot 02058 where sold for $48,000.00. Edith Parsons was born in Halifax, Virginia. She studied at the Art Students league with Daniel Chester French and apprenticed with James Earle Fraser. Early on she won both scholarships as well as awards for her work. She sculpted figures for the 1902 St. Louis Exposition````s Liberal Arts Building, and in 1908 showed her sculpture Earth Mother at the National Academy of Design. That same year, she married Howard Crosby Parsons, and built a studio on the top floor of their home. Her work changed its subject matter as her own children were born and posed for her sculptures, often holding ducks, turtles and other creatures. Duck Baby, beginning a series of garden sculptures for which she is best known today, was the popular hit of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. The exposition handbook stated: ""In the presence of so much that is weighty and powerful, the popularity of Duck Baby is a significant and touching indication of the world````s hunger for what is cheerful and mirth-provoking."" The same may be said of Turtle Baby and Frog Baby, which forms the centerpiece of the small works collection at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Pair Of Bookends Featuring Terriers: Standing Alert

Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Pair Of Bookends Featuring Terriers: Standing Alert

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Lot number: 511
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Lot 511 Edith Barretto Parsons (American, 1878-1956) Pair of Bookends Featuring Terriers: Standing Alert and Where's My Tail? Both signed "E.B. PARSONS ©" on the bases, stamped "GORHAM CO FOUNDERS/QFBI" and "GORHAM CO FOUNDERS/QFGD,"respectively. Bronze, Standing ht. 5 1/4 in., Tail ht. 4 1/4 in., basesapproximately 2 1/4 x 7 x 1 in. Condition: Scattered minor scratches and wear, dirtand areas of oxidation in the interstices. Estimate $400-600 Bases of each are filled with cement.
Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Duck Baby

Edith Barretto Stev. Parsons - Duck Baby

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Lot number: 114
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LOT 114 EDITH BARETTO PARSONS 1878-1956 DUCK BABY inscribed E Baretto Parsons with copyright and stamped with theGorham Co. Founder foundry mark bronze, green patina 12,000—18,000 USD height: 41 in. (104.1 cm.) inscribed E Baretto Parsons with copyright and stamped with theGorham Co. Founder foundry mark bronze, green patina Private Collection, New YorkBy descent in the family to the present owner
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