Architecture, Daniel Chester French (American, Exeter, New Hampshire 1850–1931 Stockbridge, Massachusetts), Bronze, American

Architecture

Artist:
Daniel Chester French (American, Exeter, New Hampshire 1850–1931 Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
Date:
1898
Culture:
American
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
12 3/8 × 4 1/8 × 2 3/4 in. (31.4 × 10.5 × 7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Morris K. Jesup Fund, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.135.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 770
Located at Fifth Avenue and Seventieth Street, the Richard Morris Hunt Memorial was unveiled in 1898 in honor of Hunt (1827–1895), the architect who designed the central facade of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Hunt Memorial is flanked by allegorical representations of the sister arts: Painting and Sculpture on the left and Architecture on the right. In this maquette, or sketch model, Architecture holds a small representation of Hunt’s Administration Building for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Signature: Proper right side of base: D.C.F./ 1898

Marking: Foundry mark, rear edge of base: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-
Richard Howland Hunt; his son Frank Carley Hunt; his daughter Catherine Hunt Paxton; by descent in family, until 2013