Handbook of the Paintings and Sculptures in the Permanent Collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Google eBook)

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The Gallery, 1920 - Painting - 95 pages
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Page 11 - The main entrance to the building is on Seventeenth Street. On either side of the steps, upon white marble pedestals, rests a colossal bronze Lion, cast from moulds made over the famous Lions by Canova, which guard the tomb of Clement XIII, in St. Peter's, Rome. Passing through this entrance, a broad and easy flight of stairs leads directly to the main corridor or atrium. This is the largest hall in the building, being 170 feet long and 50 feet wide, running north and south of the main entrance on...
Page 6 - dedicated to art," and used solely for the purpose of encouraging American genius, in the production and preservation of works pertaining to the " fine arts,
Page 6 - ... encouragement of the arts of painting and sculpture, and the fine arts generally, upon such system and with such regulations and limitations as the board of trustees may, from time to time, whether corporate or incorporate, prescribe, limit, and ordain : Provided always, That the gallery and museum shall be open to visitors, without any pecuniary charge whatever, at least two days in each week, for such convenient and customary hours as shall be, from time to time, prescribed and made public,...
Page 56 - ... gold medal, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1914. Elected Associate, National Academy, 1885 ; National Academy, 1886, and became its President, 1915-17. Member: American Water Color Society; Ten American Painters; National Institute of Arts and Letters. Represented in Corcoran Art Gallery by "Autumn
Page 28 - Girl in White Dress": third William A. Qark prize of $1,000, accompanied by the Corcoran Bronze Medal, to Frederick Carl Frieseke for "Frances"; fourth William A. Clark prize of $500, accompanied by the Corcoran Honorable Mention Certificate, to Henry Lee McFee for "Landscape.
Page 6 - to be used solely for the purpose of encouraging American genius in the production and preservation of works pertaining to the Fine Arts and kindred objects...
Page 10 - Street on the south, a distance of 259 feet, extending back 133 feet, and occupies about half of the lot. The style of Architecture is Neo-Grecian, the material being white Georgia marble, on a basement of Milford pink granite. The first story is pierced by windows; the second story rises in a solid white wall broken only by a row of openwork marble panels along the upper edge, used as ventilators to the Galleries.
Page 10 - The style of architecture is Neo-Grecian, the material being white Georgia marble, on a basement of Milford pink granite. The first story is pierced by windows; the second story rises in a solid white wall broken only by a row of open-work marble panels along the upper edge, which serve as ventilators to the Galleries. Between these panels and the cornice, which is rich in ornamental carving, extends a narrow frieze bearing in Roman letters the names of some of the most famous painters and sculptors...
Page 11 - Its light comes through openings or light-wells in the ceiling above, which is supported by forty fluted monolith columns of Indiana limestone. This spacious hall is devoted to the exhibition of casts from sculptures of the antique and Renaissance periods.

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