Frederick Wellington Ruckstull American, born France

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 700

Ruckstull intended “Evening” to portray an ideal, rather than a specific being. It illustrates his observation that “[e]verything in nature folds at evening.” The voluptuous figure in a contrapposto stance tucks her face under her raised, bent right arm, and her drowsy, distant expression suggests the approach of sleep.

Evening, Frederick Wellington Ruckstull (American, (born France) Breitenbach, 1853–1942 New York), Marble, American

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