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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."
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary Mears
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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
IMAGE overall, 20.990.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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
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