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Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Head of Victory

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Head of Victory

Head of Victory

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

50,400

USD

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens

1848 - 1907

Head of Victory


inscribed NIKH-EIPHNH (along the base); also inscribed A·ST.GAUDENS·M·C·MV II·, stamped COPYRIGHT and inscribed again SAINT GAUDENS (beneath the neck)

bronze with dark brown patina

height: 8 inches (20.3 cm) on a 4 ⅝ inch (11.7 cm) marble base


We are grateful to Dr. Henry Duffy for his assistance cataloguing this lot.

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Private collection, Bristol, United Kingdom
By descent to the present owner
Lewis C. Hind, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, New York, 1908, n.p.
Homer Saint-Gaudens, ed., The Reminiscences of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, New York, 1913, vol. II, pp. 290-91
Buckner Hollingsworth, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, New York, 1948, p. 50, illustration of another example
Albert T.E. Gardner, American Sculpture, New York, 1965, pp. 54-55
John H. Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982, no. 185, pp. 257-58, illustrations of other examples
Kathryn Greenthal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master Sculptor, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985, pp. 32,175, illustration of another example
John H. Dryfhout, Henry Duffy, Gregory C. Schwarz, et al., Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1848-1907: A Master of American Sculpture, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999, p. 138, illustration of another example
Thayer Tolles, ed., American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. I, New York, 1999, no. 137, pp. 321-22, illustration of another example
Thayer Tolles, Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 2009, fig. 63, p. 53, illustration of another example