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Amor Caritas

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

American Art

On View:
DATES 1898
DIMENSIONS 39 7/8 x 17 3/4 x 5 in. (101.3 x 45.1 x 12.7 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Molded at bottom of left pilaster: "AVGVSTVS . / SAINT-GAVDENS / M.D.C.C.C.XC.VIII" incised in lower right corner: "COPYRIGHT BY A. SAINT-GAUDENS MDCCCXCVIII"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Klein
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Relief of female winged figure holding plaque with decorative border and incised "AMOR CARITAS" above her head. She wears a classical dress with loose drapery folds and has a chain of flowers around her waist and head. Stands on rounded base between two pilasters.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, born Ireland, 1848–1907). Amor Caritas, 1898. Bronze, 39 7/8 x 17 3/4 x 5 in. (101.3 x 45.1 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Klein, 68.184. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.184_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.184_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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