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Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diana of the Tower

Auction Closed

April 20, 05:26 PM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Details


Augustus Saint-Gaudens

1848 - 1907

Diana of the Tower

inscribed AUBRY-BROS-CO. / FOUNDERS. N.Y. (along the base)


39½ in. (100.3 cm.) high overall; 31 in. (78.7 cm.) version

Conceived in 1886; this example cast circa 1895.

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

Stanford White (acquired as a gift from the artist in 1895)

Walker Cain Associates (formerly McKim, Mead and White), New York

Christie's New York, June 1, 1984, lot 69

Wolf Family Collection No. 0724 (acquired from the above)

John Dryfhout, Diana: Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975, pp. 201-213

John Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982, no. 121, 144, 154, pp. 155, 194, 205-210, illustrations of other casts

Exh. Cat., Cast in the Shadow: Models for Public Sculpture in America, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1985, fig. 23, pp. 61-62, illustration of another cast

New York, Cooper Union, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1984

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1985-86, p. 174