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Armless Angel

Helen Farnsworth Mears

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES Modeled 1911; Cast 1916
DIMENSIONS 16 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/16 in. (42.2 x 15.6 x 15.4 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on back of round base: "CAST IN MEMORY OF / THE SCULPTOR HELEN FARNSWORTH MEARS. / FEBRUARY XVII. MCMXVI" Inscribed along back edge of square base: "COPYRIGHT BY MARY MEARS."
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary Mears
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sketch for statue of an armless angel; figure in classical garb with mantle draped over the back of her shoulders; arms outstretched and truncated below shoulder; standing on a round base atop a square pedestal; loosely modeled surfaces. Condition: Good, some marks of green patina
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Helen Farnsworth Mears (American, 1871–1916). Armless Angel, Modeled 1911; Cast 1916. Bronze, 16 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/16 in. (42.2 x 15.6 x 15.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Mears, 20.990.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.990.2_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 20.990.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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