Augustus Saint-Gaudens plaque; gift to C.E.S. Wood, 1882  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Title
Augustus Saint-Gaudens plaque; gift to C.E.S. Wood
Dates
1882
Quantity
1 box
Collection Number
OLPb186AUG
Summary
Plaster relief of "Homer Saint-Gaudens at the Age of Seventeen Months." (1882) By the artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens and presented to C.E.S. Wood in 1884.
Repository
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
97219
Telephone: 503-768-7758
Fax: 503-768-7282
archives@lclark.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Plaster relief, 51 by 25.5 cm. Golden brown patina. Signed Augustus Saint-Gaudens, dated New York February MDCCCLXXXII and inscribed "To my fried Dr. Henry Schiff this portrait of my son Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens at the age of seventeen months."

Dr. Henry Schiff was Saint-Gaudens' mentor and confidant when the sculptor lived in Paris. Saint-Gaudens named his son Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens in honor of their friendship.

Inscription at the bottom of the plaster is etched "To my friend CES Wood; Augs St Gaudens New York February 21/84"

The plaster is broken into three pieces; one at the mid-point, and a third section of the bottom left corner.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Augustus Saint-Gaudens plaque 1882

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Wood, Charles Erskine Scott
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sculpture