Tall Bronze Sculpture Of Frog Baby Signed E.berge For Sale
This bronzesculpture of a"Frog one of a collection ofbronze scuptures Iacquired from the storage room of a closed Rhode Island foundry that operated in the mid to late 20th century. Thislarge bronzesculpturestands approx. 17 1/2 inches tall andweighssix pounds,four onces. Signed. "E.Berge" on the top of the base.Extremely good condfition! !
A Baltimore, Maryland sculptor Edward Henry Bergewas known for his bronze monumental works and figures. He studied at the Maryland Institute and the Rinehart School in Baltimore and the Academie Julian in Paris.In the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, his work was briefly described by art historian Sheldon Cheney in his 'Art-Lovers Guide to the Exposition'. "Perhaps the best way is to start first to familiarize oneself with the smaller bronzes of the purely lyric type, the charming garden figures, sun-dials, and miniature fountains, that make up such an attractive part of the collection. Note how often the names of Edward Berge, Janet Scudder and Anna Coleman Ladd recur in connection with this graceful, intimately appealing sort of sculptureOn another day take the intermediate group, that is dignified but less austere in theme - such works as Sherry Fry's 'Peace,' and Berge's 'Muse Finding the Head of Orpheus.' Studied systematically, there is in this series of statues a broad education in the appreciation of sculpture."
Sources Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
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