34: Edith Barretto Parsons, Bronze Children Bookends
Edith Barretto Parsons (New York, 1878-1956) bronze bookends depicting two children in whimsical poses. Bronze with deep brown patina. Girl inscribed and dated "E. Barretto Parsons, Copy. 1913", foundry mark "Gorham Co. Founders O S C", 6" H x 5 3/4" W x 2 5/8" D. Boy inscribed and dated "E. B. Parsons" with copyright symbol and "1912" on base, foundry mark "Gorham Co. Founders O S C", 6 1/4" H x 6" W x 2 5/8" D. Biography (courtesy of Askart): Born in Halifax, Virginia, Edith Parsons studied at the Art Students League in New York with John Twachtman, Daniel Chester French, and George Bernard. From 1908 to 1933, she exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design. She was known for her naturalistic depictions of children and animals, and her specialty was memorial fountains including one in John Galloway Public Park in Memphis, Tennessee.