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Mildred Howells

Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, Dublin 1848–1907 Cornish, New Hampshire)
Date:
1897
Medium:
silvered bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Gibran, in memory of Kahlil Gibran, sculptor (1922-2008), 2009
Accession Number:
2009.432a, b
Not on view
This medal of poet and artist Mildred Howells (1873-1966) was excerpted from Saint-Gaudens’s rectangular low-relief portrait of the sitter posed alongside her father, writer William Dean Howells. The reduced circular shape illustrates Saint-Gaudens’s mastery of compositional design, as the simple lines of Howells’s right-facing profile are enlivened by the bold twists and delicate wisps of her low-swept bun.
Inscription: signed, dated, and inscribed (at top around to the right): ·MILDRED HOWELLS·MDCCCXCVII·A·ST·G·
Kahlil Gibran, sculptor, after 1990–d. 2008; Estate of Kahlil Gibran, 2008–2009
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