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Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 142

V. D. Brenner Bronze Sculpture, Tiffany Studios

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,400

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Victor David Brenner (Lithuanian/American, 1871-1924) bronze sculpture depicting a nude woman or nymph, seated on a rocky bank and looking down at a turtle, while holding the stem of a pond lily in her left hand. Signed "VD Brenner" and dated 1911, with inscription "Cast by Tiffany Studios NY" to side of base. Overall height: 16". Diameter: 11".


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Biography: Victor Brenner was best known as a medallion and coin sculptor. His most famous work was the 1909 Lincoln head penny. Born in LIthuania, he trained at the Academie Julian in Paris and came to New York in 1890. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Arts Club, and the Architectural League. His work is in the collections of the Architectural League in New York, the Metropolitan Museum, the Paris Mint, and the Vienna Numismatic Society. Sources: Donald Martin Reynolds, "Masters of American Sculpture, and Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art".


PROVENANCE: The estate of Delores Farr, Signal Mountain, TN.


Some wear and oxidation to lower edge of the sculpture, otherwise overall very good condition.

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The estate of Delores Farr, Signal Mountain, TN.