Yellow Garage dealer Nancy Bretherick offers a rare pair of signed McClelland Barclay art deco sitting nude woman bookends. The sculpture was named "Forest Maiden." The bookends hold a rating of rare in The Collector's Encyclopedia of Bookends. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a sculptor, painter, illustrator and jewelry designer who enjoyed quite a bit of artistic success during his lifetime. He was sadly killed serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During the 1920's and 1930’s his firm McClelland Barclay Art Company manufactured a variety of bronzed and patinated base metal products including copies of earlier genuine bronze Barclay sculptures. The bookends are heavy for their size and have developed a rich patina over time. One of the bookends is missing its green felt pad. The pair of bookends maintains strong sculptural elements due to the original detailed casting mold. These bookends represent a beautiful piece of art created by one of the most popular and talented artists of the early 20th Century.
Dimensions: 5 1\2” Tall 3 3\4” Base Width