Research: Luce Center for American Art

Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens
Accession #23.288.4
Artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens
TitleHomer Schiff Saint-Gaudens
DateModelled 1882
MediumBronze, wood frame
DimensionsPlaque: 19 3/4 x 10 1/8 x 1/4 in. (50.2 x 25.7 x 0.6 cm) Frame: 31 3/4 x 20 x 1 7/16 in. (80.6 x 50.8 x 3.7 cm)
SignedInscribed on top of bronze plaque: "TO . MY . FRIEND . DOCTOR . HENRY . SCHIFF . THIS . PORTRAIT / OF MY SON HOMER SCHIFF SAINT-GAUDENS . AT . THE . / AGE . OF . SEVENTEEN . MONTHS . AUGUSTUS . SAINT . / GAUDENS . NEW YORK . FEBRUARY M . D . C . C . C . L . X . / XX . I . I ."
Credit LineRobert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
LocationVisible Storage: Case 32, Shelf P (Sculpture)
DescriptionRectangular bronze plaque with relief portrait of young boy; boy in profile facing left; seated in chair with proper left arm resting on arm of chair; has thick, curly, hair and wears loose garments; textured surfaces and naturalistic representation; plaque mounted in a wood frame. Condition: Good