Descending Night

Adolph Alexander Weinman American, born Germany
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 768

The impending arrival of night is personified by a nude in a sinuous pose, holding her hair away from her face to reveal a downcast countenance. A crescent moon and stars surround her feet. “Descending Night” is the pendant to “Rising Day,” a winged male figure in an upward-soaring pose. Monumental versions of the works adorned outdoor fountains at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco in 1915. Located casts vary significantly in surface color.

Descending Night, Adolph Alexander Weinman (American (born Germany), Karlsruhe 1870–1952 New York), Bronze, American

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