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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Title:

The Bubble


Artist: Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880 - 1980)
Date: 1928
Dimensions:
94 x 38 3/4 x 26 in. (238.8 x 98.4 x 66 cm)
Medium: Bronze and glass
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, Fractional Gift of Frank L. Hohmann, III and Museum purchase, 2007.185
On View
Accession Number: 2007.185
ProvenanceMr. Benjamin Belt, Lakewood, NJ; (James Graham & Sons, New York, NY); to Private Collection, NJ, 1953; (Sotheby's, New York, NY), May 27, 1999, Lot 159A; to Frank L. Hohmann, III, New York, NY, 1999; to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2007



Label TextHarriet Whitney Frishmuth’s sculpture expresses the fluid motion of a young female dancer, buoyantly leaping forward with limbs fully extended. Frishmuth was close friends with her model, the professional dancer Desha Delteil. The sculpture shows the beauty of both Delteil’s agile movement and Frishmuth’s mastery of bronze. Though the sculpture weighs almost 600 pounds, it balances on just a few square inches at the ball of the figure’s right foot.
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