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Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze, wood frame
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES Modelled 1882
    DIMENSIONS Plaque: 19 3/4 x 10 1/8 x 1/4 in. (50.2 x 25.7 x 0.6 cm) Frame: 31 3/4 x 20 x 1 7/16 in. (80.6 x 50.8 x 3.7 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Inscribed on top of bronze plaque: "TO . MY . FRIEND . DOCTOR . HENRY . SCHIFF . THIS . PORTRAIT / OF MY SON HOMER SCHIFF SAINT-GAUDENS . AT . THE . / AGE . OF . SEVENTEEN . MONTHS . AUGUSTUS . SAINT . / GAUDENS . NEW YORK . FEBRUARY M . D . C . C . C . L . X . / XX . I . I ."
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 23.288.4
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, born Ireland, 1848-1907). Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens, Modelled 1882. Bronze, wood frame, Plaque: 19 3/4 x 10 1/8 x 1/4 in. (50.2 x 25.7 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 23.288.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 23.288.4_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 23.288.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular bronze plaque with relief portrait of young boy; boy in profile facing left; seated in chair with proper left arm resting on arm of chair; has thick, curly, hair and wears loose garments; textured surfaces and naturalistic representation; plaque mounted in a wood frame. Condition: Good
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