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The Awakening

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAST BY Gorham Foundry
MEDIUM Bronze
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."
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 20.990.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary Mears
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
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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
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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