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Augustus Saint-Gaudens
1848-1907
DIANA OF THE TOWER
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 373,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
102
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
1848-1907
DIANA OF THE TOWER
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 373,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens
1848-1907
DIANA OF THE TOWER
bronze, dark brown patina
Height: 26 in. on a 5 1/2 in. green marble base
(66 cm)

Modeled in 1899.


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John Dryfhout has examined this sculpture and confirmed the authenticity of this cast.

Provenance

Acquired by the present owners mother, circa 1950s

Literature

John H. Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982, p. 209, nos. 154-57, illustrations of other examples
Kathryn Greenthal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master Sculptor, Boston, Massachusetts, 198, p. 23, pl. VIII, pp. 138-141, fig. 143, illustrations of gilded and copper versions

Catalogue Note

A monumental statue of Diana was originally conceived in 1886 as a gilded copper weathervane for the top of the Madison Square Garden tower in New York.  The 18-foot sculpture was too large in scale for the building and was reworked, reducing it to 13 feet, and installed in 1894.

This work is the second of two variations of the figure in the smaller scale and was modeled in 1899.  Each example of this work differs slightly with variations in the details, arrows, hair, bows and bases.

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