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Wyatt Eaton

Artist:
Olin Levi Warner (American, West Suffield, Connecticut 1844–1896 New York)
Date:
1883, cast 1897–98
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam. 8 5/8 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of National Sculpture Society, 1898
Accession Number:
98.5.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Born in Phillipsburg, Quebec, Wyatt Eaton (1849-1896) trained at the National Academy of Design in New York and later with Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Eaton completed figure studies and portraits influenced by the naturalism of the French Barbizon style. Warner and Eaton were both early members of the progressive Society of American Artists and developed a close friendship. At the time this medallion was modeled, they both had studios in the Benedick Building in New York’s Washington Square. It is not known whether this medallion was commissioned, or, more likely, was a token of friendship from sculptor to painter.
Signature: [right]: [cursive] Olin L. Warner-fecit New York 1883-

Inscription: [left]: A' Wyatt Eaton-Pictor-

Marking: [foundry mark, lower left, near edge, stamped]: TIFFANY & CO
Commissioned by the National Sculpture Society, New York, for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1897–1898
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