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Feral Benga

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James Richmond Barthé, known for his works depicting the Black experience and for his studies of the male physique, was a leading member of the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Mississippi, he was trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York. Feral Benga has...

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Signed

Signed on the top of the base: BARTHE

Provenance

Galerie Féelix Marcilhac, Paris, France; collection of Joyce Wein (1928-2005), New York, N. Y.; purchased from the above gallery in 1999; estate of Joyce Wein, New York, NY; Michael Rosenfeld gallery, LLC, New York, N.Y.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and American Decorative Arts Deaccesioning Fund

Copyright

© Barthé Trust

Benga: Dance Figure

modeled in 1935

Object Place

Probably Paris

Dimensions

Overall: 47.6 x 17.8 x 11.1 cm (18 3/4 x 7 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.1

Medium or Technique

Bronze, cast

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture