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Study for the Winged Figure from the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

American Art

MEDIUM Gilded bronze
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1920
    DIMENSIONS 9 7/8 x 36 3/4 x 1/2 in. (25.1 x 93.3 x 1.3 cm) Other (Vitrine dims): 13 1/2 x 4 x 41 in. (34.3 x 10.2 x 104.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Incised along bottom edge, lower right side: "ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-"
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 23.288.2
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907). Study for the Winged Figure from the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, 1920. Gilded bronze, 9 7/8 x 36 3/4 x 1/2 in. (25.1 x 93.3 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 23.288.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 23.288.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Relief in irregular rectangular shape with rounded top with sketchily rendered winged female figure floating horizontally with proper left arm stretch forward and proper right arm holding unarticulated bouquet at chest, body in profile, head facing frontally; figure wears long flowing robes. Condition: Good.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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