Alfred Heber Hutty was an American artist who is considered one of the leading figures of the Charleston Renaissance. His oils, watercolors, pencil sketches, dry points and etchings captured the essence of the early 20th century South Carolina Low Country life.
He is thought to have produced only two sculptures: one, "Potato Pickers" made of polychrome wax and wood (offered here), and the other, a plaster bust of a black woman (private collection).
An edition of ten bronzes and three "artist proofs" were cast from the original wax sculpture in 1994. Twelve are in private collections and one is in the collection of the Morris Museum of Fine Art in Augusta, GA.
The polychromed wax figures with wooden baskets are mounted on a board.
The overall height is: 7 7/8"
The base measures: 8 1/2" x 11"