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American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gardner, Albert TenEyck
1965
192 pages
162 illustrations
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Each piece of American sculpture in the Museum's collection is discussed in detail, and there is a concise biography of each of the sculptors. The more than 350 works represent all major American sculptors and schools from the early nineteenth century to the present day, making this a valuable survey in a field where little published information is available. Many of the biographies include characteristic or diverting excerpts from heretofore unpublished letters written to the Museum by the sculptors themselves, describing their lives and work.

Figure of an Eagle, Pine, oil gilding, iron, American
American
1800–1830
Andrew Jackson, Hiram Powers  American, Marble, American
1834–35; carved 1839
Fisher Boy, Hiram Powers  American, Marble, American
1841–44; carved 1857
California, Hiram Powers  American, Marble, American
1850–55, carved 1858
John Watts, Robert Ball Hughes  American, Bronze, American
ca. 1830, cast by 1906
Rebecca at the Well, Chauncey Bradley Ives  American, Marble, American
1854; carved 1866
Henry Clay, Shobal Vail Clevenger  American, Marble, American
1837; carved ca. 1841–46
Genius of Mirth, Thomas Crawford  American, Marble, American
1842; carved 1843
Mexican Girl Dying, Thomas Crawford  American, Marble, American
By 1846; carved 1848
The Babes in the Wood, Thomas Crawford  American, Marble, American
ca. 1850, carved 1851
Thomas Cole, Henry Kirke Brown  American, Marble, American
by 1850
Major General Philip Kearny, Henry Kirke Brown  American, Bronze, American
1872, cast 1900
The Falling Gladiator, William Rimmer  American, born England, Bronze, American
1861; cast 1907
The Dying Centaur, William Rimmer  American, born England, Bronze, American
1869; cast 1905
Fighting Lions, William Rimmer  American, born England, Bronze, American
1870–71; cast possibly 1906, definitely by late January 1907
Indian Girl, or The Dawn of Christianity, Erastus Dow Palmer  American, Marble, American
1853–56; carved 1855–56
The White Captive, Erastus Dow Palmer  American, Marble, American
1857–58; carved 1858–59
Washington Allston, Edward Augustus Brackett  American, Marble, American
1843–44; carved 1843–44
Cleopatra, William Wetmore Story  American, Marble, American
1858, carved 1869
Medea, William Wetmore Story  American, Marble, American
1865; carved 1868
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