Ernest Henry Schelling (1876-1939)

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Brown painted plaster
Overall: 18 x 12 x 13 in. ( 45.7 x 30.5 x 33 cm )
inscribed: in pencil: "1940/c (encircled)" signed: side of proper left shoulder: "MALVINA HOFFMAN"
Portrait bust
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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.
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Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group