This mid century modernist cast bronze sculpture from the 1960's depicts a female musician, bow in her right hand and violin in her left, lost in concentration on her music. The exaggeratedly attenuated form recalls the cast bronzes of Swiss-born sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), whose emaciated, singular human figurines were created after WWII into the 1960's. These sculptures fit so well with the clean-lined modern post-war furnishings.
This statue stands 13 inches tall on a 3 inch diameter round base. It weighs 2 pounds, 2 ounces and has old black felt on the bottom. This bronze has a less than smooth surface, but certainly nothing like the gnarled Brutalist ones of Giacometti's. In excellent condition with a warm, aged patina, this sculpture is a wonderful acquisition for a modern setting.