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The Awakening

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAST BY Gorham Foundry
DATES Designed 1914; Cast August 3, 1916
DIMENSIONS 17 1/4 x 6 7/8 x 6 in. (43.8 x 17.5 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Foundry mark inscribed along bottom edge below tail: "GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS / QAKQ G [illegible symbols]"
SIGNATURE Inscribed on bottom edge at back: " .HELEN. FARNSWORTH. MEARS. SC." Inscribed on bottom edge at front right: "COPYRIGHTED. 1916. / BY. MARY. MEARS."
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary Mears
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. Condition: Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 20.990.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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