On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Designed 1914; Cast August 3, 1916
17 1/4 x 6 7/8 x 6 in. (43.8 x 17.5 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
Foundry mark inscribed along bottom edge below tail: "GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS / QAKQ G [illegible symbols]"
Inscribed on bottom edge at back: " .HELEN. FARNSWORTH. MEARS. SC."
Inscribed on bottom edge at front right: "COPYRIGHTED. 1916. / BY. MARY. MEARS."
Gift of Mary Mears
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Helen Farnsworth Mears (American, 1871-1916). The Awakening, Designed 1914; Cast August 3, 1916. Bronze, 17 1/4 x 6 7/8 x 6 in. (43.8 x 17.5 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Mears, 20.990.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.990.1_bw.jpg)
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Sketch for statue of allegorical figure; centaur with large outstretched wings twisting body over its back; one wing points straight up; standing on an ovoid base over figure of a fallen lamb; some gold patina and richly modeled surfaces.
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