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Preliminary Model of Male Figure from Fountain of Engineers

Preliminary Model of Male Figure from Fountain of Engineers
Artist
Paul Wayland Bartlett, born New Haven, CT 1865-died Paris, France 1925
Date
ca. 1905-1914
Type
Sculpture
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
14 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (37.7 x 29.8 x 28.2 cm)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
1958.11.12
Luce Center Label
Paul Wayland Bartlett created these two models for a proposed Fountain of Engineers in Washington, D.C. This commission was never completed, however, so no larger versions of these figures exist. Sculptors like Bartlett often created small sketch models of their ideas, to show to the client before work on the full-size statue began. The fact that these preliminary models were cast in bronze suggests that Bartlett considered them significant examples of his work.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 19B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
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