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Overall: 25 x 14 1/2 x 8 in. ( 63.5 x 36.8 x 20.3 cm )
signature and date: on left of base: "Artur Bodansky by / Malvina Hoffman 1941"
The subject of this portrait was Gustav Mahler's assistant and protégé at the Imperial Opera House in Vienna, Austria, in the early 1900s; he came to the United States in 1915 to conduct the German repertoire at New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company. A bronze version of this bust is owned by the Metropolitan Opera Association.
Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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