Catalogue of a memorial exhibtion of the works of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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Carnegie institute, 1909 - Sculpture, Modern - 99 pages
 

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Page 49 - UNDER the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be ; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
Page 46 - Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Page 48 - IF IT MAY NOT, GIVE US THE STRENGTH TO ENCOUNTER THAT WHICH IS TO COME, THAT WE MAY BE BRAVE IN PERIL, CONSTANT IN TRIBULATION, TEMPERATE IN WRATH, AND IN ALL CHANGES OF FORTUNE, AND DOWN TO THE GATES OF DEATH, LOYAL AND LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER.
Page 45 - Inscription GEORGE WASHINGTON. PATER PATRIAE. MDCCLXXXIX. (Reverse) Upper half, an American eagle, with wings spread, claws holding arrows and olive branch bearing shield with legend E PLVRIBVS VNVM. Lower left, coat of arms of New York State. Thirty-eight stars forming border. Inscription TO COMMEMORATE THE INAVGVRATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE VNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT NEW YORK APRIL XXX MDCCLXXXIX. BY AVTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON CELEBRATION NEW YORK APRIL XXX MDCCCLXXXIX....
Page 56 - Cast made by permission of Mr. Henry Adams. Note. The monument consists of a block of granite against which the figure leans, and which forms one side of an hexagonal plot of about twenty feet in diameter. Opposite and occupying three sides of the hexagon is a massive stone bench. The figure has been variously interpreted, although Saint-Gaudens gave no name to it.
Page 76 - Note. Design intended for reverse of the twenty-dollar gold piece, but used for the ten. (4) Full-length figure of winged woman, standing, directed front; flowing hair, Indian head-dress, classic robe; torch in right hand, olive branch in left; left foot raised on a rock against which is an oak branch. In the lower left field a small sketch of the Capitol building, with rising sun; lower right field, MCMVII.]
Page 72 - Saint-Gaudens's laS statues, a gift to the south side of the city of Chicago by bequest of the late John Crerar of that city. By special courtesy of the Trustees of the Fund for its erection we are permitted to view it for the first time here before it is transferred to its ultimate destination. Compare the standing statue of Lincoln, erected in 1887 (No.
Page 39 - W. 1 &! in. Infant, seated in armchair, half length, side view, directed to the left, head in profile, looking left, hand on arm of chair. Inscription TO MY FRIEND DOCTOR HENRY SCHIFF THIS PORTRAIT OF MY SON HOMER SCHIFF SAINT-GAUDENS AT THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN MONTHS. Signature AVGVSTVS SAINT-GAVDENS NEW YORK. FEBRVARY MDCCCLXXXII. Lent by Mrs. Augustus Saint-Gaudens. DOCTOR ALEXANDER HAMILTON VINTON Planter cafl from bronze, middle relief, signed and dated 1 883.
Page 48 - W. (of relief proper) 9 ft. li in., (of plinth) 9 ft. 2 in. A variant of the same design, the figure being the same, but shown in full length, covered with a travelling rug in place of the coverlet, having a quill pen in hand in place of the cigarette, and resting upon a couch in place of the bed, with leaves of manuscript scattered...
Page 72 - MRS. AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS Bronze relief, signed and dated 1907. H. 36 in.; W. 21 in. Three-quarters length figure, in profile, turned to left; in right hand a bowl of flowers, the left holding up the skirt of dress. Background of two Doric columns with landscape; dog roughly sketched in lower left corner. Unfinished. Signature (Monogram: A ST G) Lent by Mrs. Augustus Saint-Gaudens. WHISTLER MEMORIAL, AT UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT, NY Pla&er model for marble tablet, low relief, signed...

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