Bronze by Henry Charles Fehr (1867-1940), titled ‘Cold Spring’ and dated 1927.
- Item Category: Metals
- Date Posted: Feb 16, 2011
You are viewing an Estate find bronze by Henry Charles Fehr (1867-1940), titled ‘Cold Spring’ and dated 1927. This statue is in excellent condition with no damage. The bronze has a lovely glowing patina and the piece shows appropriate age overall. The details and craftsmanship are exquisite. HCF and the date are etched into the base. The base is designed to represent rocks and she appears to be poised for flight. The piece has a lot of energy with her beautiful face tilted upward and the appearance of a breeze blowing her hair back. She stands on a black marble or onyx base with two doves at her feet. She measures 4 feet tall. There is also an original foundry stamp in the base. Henry Fehr studied at the Royal Academy in London and the studios of Horace Montford and Thomas Brook. He spent 50 years exhibiting at the Royal Academy and was elected a ‘Fellow of the Royal Academy of sculptors'. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887 and in 1893. He created "Perseus and Andromeda" which in 1894 was selected as a permanent piece on the West Balcony of the Tate Gallery, London. V and A Museum of London have responded that my research on this piece and the sculptor appear to be correct and requested that this be added to their library of known pieces by H.C. Fehr. Mr. Fehr has numerous pieces on display in London including the William Morris Museum. This piece may be viewed at our store, Firefly Antiques, in Norfolk, Va. We will be happy to answer any questions about this piece to the best of our abilities. Please let us know if you would like a shipping quote