Sculptor - Malvina Hoffman
Title - Girl La Frileuse
Lost Wax Cast Bronze
Roman Bronze Works NY
This sculpture is on Hold
Malvina Hoffman moved to Paris France in 1910 to study sculpture with Auguste Rodin. One of her earliest works done under Rodin’s guidence is this model of a young Girl titled “La Frileuse” (The Shiver).
The bronze shows a young Girl as she stands nude with her head bowed and her arms held close to her, she is very cold, hence the title of “The Shiver”.
Along with Russian Dancers and Anna Pavlova, La Frileuse was one of her best known works and was cast in three sizes, the largest at 39 inches tall is designed as a garden fountain, and the 18 inch version and the 10 inch tall Girl are more for home decoration.
Another cast of La Frileuse in this size is in the collection of the Vero Beach Museum of Fine Art in Vero Beach, Florida.
This bronze was cast by the Roman Bronze Works Foundry in New York and has a rich dark brown patina. A lovely model by one of American's finest sculptors.