Ernest Henry Schelling (1876-1939)

Ernest Henry Schelling (1876-1939)
Title
Ernest Henry Schelling (1876-1939)
Date 
1940
Medium 
Brown painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 x 12 x 13 in. ( 45.7 x 30.5 x 33 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1951.458
Marks 
inscribed: in pencil: "1940/c (encircled)" signed: side of proper left shoulder: "MALVINA HOFFMAN"
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in Belvidere, N.J., the son of Felix Schelling and Rose Busby (White) Schelling. A child prodigy at the piano, he studied with renowned European masters and had a successful concert career until 1917 when he served with the U.S. army in World War I. After the war he devoted considerable time to composing, "A Victory Ball" (1923) being one of his best-known works. The bronze related to this plaster bust is in the foyer of the first tier boxes of Carnegie Hall.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group