Cecil de Blaquiere Howard (American, 1888 - 1956) marble sculpture of Lucy Krohg. White marble; female nude with arms behind her head, on a square plinth. Signed "Howard." Approx. w. 4.5", h. 18.5", d. 3.625". Accompanied with a 1937 letter addressed to Mr. Robert Orr, Account Representative for a Madison Avenue advertising firm later purchased by Saatchi & Saatchi. Letter speaks to the writer finding this unfinished work at the artist's Paris studio just after Howard won two awards at the Paris Grand Prix. Letter also states that the unfinished composition includes a vase standing beside the figure's leg, but that he "personally prefer(s) without the vase". Catalog note: a bronze casting of this piece sold at Sotheby's, London, July 12, 2017 for $15,231. Lucy Krohg was a noted model of Howard's and was the subject of a piece at the 1913 New York Armory Show. Examples of the artist's work can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Musée d'Orsay.