Important Sculptural Female Fountain - Sculpture
Important Sculptural Female Fountain
Emory P. Seidel
American (Chicago), 1881-1954
Woman Holding a Shell
Bronze, signed on base
A frequent exhibitor at the Art Institute of Chicago, Seidel also completed various public works commissions. These include the Memory sculptures on the bridge commemorating WWI veterans, for which he received great acclaim. His smaller-scale sculptures such as this figural fountain, which could stand alone as an indoor piece, continue to be sought after by collectors.
This piece, perhaps best viewed in the round, shows a female nude perched on some rocks as though she were a siren just washed up onto shore, stretching skyward to hold a shell over her head. The simple lines of this piece suggest it was sculpted during the early Art Deco period in the years immediately following World War One. The condition is superb and we feel it was likely never used outside.
30" h. x 14.75" x 11.5"
Price upon request