Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 30 - November 15, 2009



 

Checklist

 

Early Years: 1861-1875
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Stuart Family Cameo Bracelet, ca. 1861-67
Shell, gold, and pearls
7-1/2 in. L. (19.1 cm)
Matilda Dale Brereton
 
Daniel Huntington (1816-1906)
Anna Watson Stuart, ca. 1862
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Denny Brereton, 1943 (43.55.2)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
John Tuffs, ca. 1861
Shell
1-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. (4.5 x 3.8 cm), case 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 x 3/ 4 in. (6.7 x 6 x 1.9 cm)
Purchase, Sheila W. and Richard J. Schwartz Gift and Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1990 (1990.78.1 a,b)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Hannah Rohr Tuffs, 1872
Shell
2 x 1-1/2 in. (5.1 x 3.8 cm), case 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 x 3/4 in. (6.7 x 6 x 1.9 cm)
Purchase, Sheila W. and Richard J. Schwartz Gift and Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1990
(1990.78.2 a,b)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Eva Rohr, 1872
Marble
18-5/8 x 9-1/4 x 61/2 in. (47.3 x 23.5 x 16.5 cm)
Gift of Allan H. Smith, 1990 (1990.317)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Cicero, 1873-74
Marble
21 in. H. (53.3 cm)
Lent by Erving and Joyce Wolf, in memory of Diane R. Wolf, 1986 (L.1986.112.4)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Demosthenes, 1873­74
Marble
21-3/4 x 11-1/2 x 10-3/4 in. (55.2 x 29.2 x 27.3 cm)
Lent by Erving and Joyce Wolf, in memory of Diane R. Wolf, 1986 (L.1986.112.2)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Young Emperor Augustus, 1872-73
Marble
21 in. H. (53.3 cm)
Lent by Erving and Joyce Wolf, in memory of Diane R. Wolf, 1986 (L.1986.112.3)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
William Maxwell Evarts, 1872­73; this carving, 1874
Marble
22-5/8 x 12-3/4x 9-1/4 in. (58.1 x 32.4 x 23.5 cm)
Gift of Erving and Joyce Wolf, in memory of Diane R. Wolf, 1987 (1987.405)
 
 
Paris and New York: 1877-1882
 
Designed by James Horton Whitehouse (1833-1902)
Manufactured by Tiffany & Company (founded 1837)
At least five of the six medallions on the body modeled by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Chased by Eugene J. Soligny (1832-1901)
The Bryant Vase, 1875-76
Silver
33-1/2 x 14 x 11-1/4 in. (85.1 x 35.6 x 28.7 cm), diam. 11-1/4 in. (28.7 cm); 452 oz. 16 dwt. (14084.2 g)
Gift of William Cullen Bryant, 1877 (77.9 a,b)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Charles F. McKim, Stanford White, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1878
Bronze
Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1992 (1992.306)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Charles F. McKim,1878
Bronze
7-5/8 x 4-5/8 in. (18.7 x 12.4 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Charles D. Norton, 1924 (24.20)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Francis Davis Millet, 1879
Bronze
10-5/8 x 6-3/4 in. (27 x 17.1 cm)
Gift of Mrs. F. W. Adlard, 1910 (10.223)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Richard Watson Gilder, Helena de Kay Gilder, and Rodman de Kay Gilder, 1879; this cast, ca. 1883-84
Plaster
8-5/8 x 16-5/8 in. (21.9 x 42.9 cm)
Gift of David and Joshua Gilder, 2002 (2002.445)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Rodman de Kay Gilder, 1879; this cast, probably 1880
Bronze
13-1/2 x 16-5/8 in. (34.3 x 42.9 cm)
Purchase, Morris K. Jesup Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Schwartz Gift, 1994 (1994.50)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Jules Bastien-Lepage, 1880; this cast, 1910
Bronze
14-3/4 x 10-1/2 in. (37.5 x 26.7 cm)
Gift by subscription through the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Committee, 1912 (12.76.4)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Samuel Gray Ward, 1881; this cast, 1908
Bronze,
19 x 13-3/4 in. (48.3 x 34.9 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1912 (12.29)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
The Children of Prescott Hall Butler, 1880-81; this carving, 1906-7
Marble
24-1/2 x 36 in. (62.2 x 91.4 cm)
Gift of Jacob H. Schiff, 1905 (05.15.1)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens, 1882; this carving, 1906-7
Marble
20-1/4 x 10-5/8 in. (51.4 x 26.4 cm)
Gift of Jacob H. Schiff, 1905 (05.15.2)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, 1879-80; this cast, 1910
Bronze
11 x 8 x 8-3/4 in. (27.9 x 20.3 x 22.2 cm)
Gift by subscription through the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Committee, 1912 (12.76.3)
 
 
Decorative Work for Cornelius Vanderbilt II: 1881-1883
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Date panel from the Cornelius Vanderbilt II house, 1880-1882
Mahogany, ivory, mother-of-pearl, coral
24-1/2 x 79 in. (62.2 x 200.7 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, 1925 (25.234b)
 
John La Farge (1835-1910)
Lunette panel from Cornelius Vanderbilt II house, ca. 1880-82
Leaded opalescent glass
30-1/4 x 63 in. (76.8 x 160 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Otto Heinigke, 1916 (16.153.1)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Cornelius Vanderbilt I, 1882
Bronze
16-1/4 x 22-3/4 in. (41.3 x 57.8 cm)
Heirs of Countess László Széchenyi
 
 
New York and Cornish: The 1880s
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1882; revised 1899
Plaster
14-3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service,
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
William Henry II and Cornelius Vanderbilt III, 1882
Plaster
16 x 26-1/4 in. (40 x 66.7 cm)
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service,
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire
 
 
A Sculptor of National Reputation: The 1880s and 1890s
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold), 1888; this cast, 1890
Bronze
20-5/8 x 7-3/4 in. (51.8 x 19.7 cm), with frame 34-3/4 x 16-1/2 in. (88.3 x 41.9 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, 1917 (17.104)
 
Marina Griswold Van Rensselaer (1852-1934)
Book of American Figure Painters
(Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1886)
Title page, with a reproduction of the central angel for Edwin D. Morgan
Family tomb at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Mrs. Stanford White (Bessie Springs Smith), 1884; this carving, by 1888
Marble
25 x 12 in. (63.5 x 30.5 cm), with frame 39-1/2 x 24 in. (100.3 x 61 cm)
Gift of Erving Wolf Foundation, in memory of Diane R. Wolf, 1976 (1976.388)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Mrs. Stanford White (Bessie Springs Smith), 1884; this carving, 1893
Bronze
Diam. 14-1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Gift of Anne Tonetti Gugler, 1981 (1981.55.1)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
The Puritan, 1883-86; this cast, 1899 or after
Bronze
30-1/2 x 18-1/2 x 13 in. (77.5 x 47 x 33 cm)
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939 (39.65.53)
 
Stanford White (1853-1906)
Sketch of Saint-Gaudens's Statue of Deacon Samuel Chapin, Springfield, Massachusetts, ca. 1887
Pastel, charcoal, and pencil on paper
12 x 18-5/8 in. (30.5 x 46 cm)
Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1999 (1999.249)
 
Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Right Hand of Abraham Lincoln, 1860; this cast, 1886
Bronze
L. 6-1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Purchase, Jonathan L. Cohen and Allison B. Morrow Gift and Friends of the American Wing Fund, 2007 (2007.185.1)
 
Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Life Mask of Abraham Lincoln, 1860; this cast, 1886
Bronze
L. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Purchase, Jonathan L. Cohen and Allison B. Morrow Gift and Friends of the American Wing Fund, 2007 (2007.185.2)
 
Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Left Hand of Abraham Lincoln, 1860; this cast 1886
Bronze
3 x 6-3/4 x 4-1/4 in. (7.6 x 17.1 x 10.8 cm)
The New-York Historical Society
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Head of Lincoln, 1887; this cast, after 1907
Bronze
16-1/2 x 11 x 11-1/2 in. (41.9 x 27.9 x 29.2 cm)
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service,
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1887-88; this cast, 1910
Bronze
Diam. 35-1/4 in. (89.5 cm)
Gift by subscription through the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Committee, 1912 (12.76.1)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1887-88; this cast, 1898
Bronze
Diam. 17-5/8 in. (45.4 cm)
Gift of Anne Tonetti Gugler, in memory of her mother, Mary Lawrence Tonetti, 1981
(1981.55.2)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Davida Johnson Clark, 1886
Plaster, shellac
10-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. (26.7 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm)
Purchase, Gift of Alice and Evelyn Blight and Mrs. William Payne Thompson, by exchange, 2003 (2003.303)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Diana, 1893-94; this cast, 1894 or after
Bronze
28-1/4 x 16-1/4 x 14 in. (71.8 x 41.3 x 35.6 cm)
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1985 (1985.353)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Diana, 1895
Bronze
42-3/8 x 27 x 9 in. (107.6 x 68.6 x 22.9 cm)
Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Louise Adele Gould, 1893; this version, 1894
Marble
40-3/4 x 25-1/2 in. (103.5 x 64.8 cm)
Gift of Charles W. Gould, 1915 (15.105.1)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Louise Adele Gould, 1894; this version, 1895
Marble
22 x 15-1/2 x 10 in. (55.9 x 39.4 x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Charles W. Gould, 1915 (15.105.2)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Louise Adele Gould, 1904
Marble
16-1/2 x 17 x 4-1/2 in. (41.9 x 43.2 x 11.4 cm)
Bequest of Charles W. Gould, 1931 (32.62.1)
 
 
Paris: 1897-1900
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Heads from the Shaw Memorial, 1883-1893; these casts, 1965
Bronze
Approx. 5-3/4 x 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 in. (14.6 x 9.5 x 14 cm)
William Platt Family
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Josephine Shaw Lowell, 1899; this carving, 1901
Marble
16 x 9-1/4 in. (40.6 x 23.5 cm)
Gift of Charles C. Burlingham, 1925 (25.89)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1888; this cast, 1910
Bronze
31-1/4 x 21-1/2 x 12-1/2 in. (79.4 x 54.6 x 31.8 cm)
Gift by subscription through the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Committee, 1912 (12.76.2)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Victory, 1892-1903; this cast, 1914 or after, by 1916
Bronze, gilt
38 x 9-1/2 x 18-1/2 in. (96.5 x 24.1 x 47 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.90.1)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Head of Victory, 1897-1903; this cast, 1907
Bronze
8 x 7 x 6-1/2 in. (20.3 x 17.8 x 16.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.90)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
John Hay, 1904
Bronze
25 in. H. (63.5 cm)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitney Payson
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
John Singer Sargent, 1880
Bronze
Diam. 2-1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Edward Robinson, 1913 (13.78)
 
 
Master Medalist
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Philip Martiny (1858-1927)
George Washington Inaugural Centennial Medal, obverse, 1889
Bronze
Diam. 4-1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1890 (90.18.1)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Philip Martiny (1858-1927)
George Washington Inaugural Centennial Medal, reverse, 1889
Bronze
Diam. 4-1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1890 (90.18.2)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Charles E. Barber (1840-1917)
World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal, obverse, 1892-94; this cast, by 1896
Bronze
Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1995 (1995.4)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Charles E. Barber (1840-1917)
World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Exposition Medal, reverse,
1892-94
Bronze
Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Exposition Medal, rejected reverse, 1892-94
Bronze
Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Frances Folsom Cleveland, 1887-92; this cast, by 1902
Bronze
Diam. 5-1/2 in. (14 cm)
Purchase, Friends of the American Wing Fund, 2008 (2008.156)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952)
Theodore Roosevelt Special Inaugural Medal, obverse, 1905
Bronze
2-5/8 in. (7.4 cm)
Purchase, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 2008 (2008.112)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952)
Theodore Roosevelt Special Inaugural Medal, reverse, 1905
Bronze
2-5/8 in. (7.4 cm)
Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Cornish Celebration Presentation Plaquette, 1905-6
Bronze and silver
3-1/4 x 1-3/4 in. (8.3 x 4.5 cm)
Gift of Kenyon Cox, 1908 (08.216)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Cornish Celebration Presentation Plaquette, 1905-1906
Bronze, gilt
32-1/2 x 18-3/4 in. (82.6 x 47.6 cm)
Private collection
 
Louis St. Gaudens (1854-1913)
Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Medal, obverse, 1906
Bronze
Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Gift of President Theodore Roosevelt, 1906 (06.1192)
 
Louis St. Gaudens (1854-1913)
Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Medal, reverse, 1906
Bronze
Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
United States Ten-dollar Gold Piece, obverse, 1906-7; this coin, 1910 (business strike)
Gold
Diam. 1-5/8 in. (2.7 cm)
Gift of Heinz L. Stoppelmann, 1979 (1979.486.6)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
United States Twenty-dollar Gold Piece, reverse, 1905-7; this coin, 1911 (business strike)
Gold
Diam. 1-1/4 in. (3.3 cm)
Gift of Heinz L. Stoppelmann, 1979 (1979.486.8)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
United States Ten-Dollar Gold Piece, obverse, 1906-1907 (high strike)
Gold
Diam. 1-5/8 in. (2.7 cm)
Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
United States Twenty-Dollar Gold Piece, obverse, 1905-1907 (high strike)
Gold
Diam. 1-1/4 in. (3.3 cm)
Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
United States Twenty-dollar Gold Piece, obverse, 1905-1907 (business strike)
Gold
Diam. 1-5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Tripp
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
United States Ten-dollar Gold Piece, reverse, 1906-1907 (business strike)
Gold
Diam. 1-5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Tripp
 
Honoring Saint-Gaudens
 
Anders Zorn (1860-1920)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens with His Model, 1897
Etching and retroussage, single state
Plate 5-5/8 x 7-3/4 in. (13.7 x 19.8 cm), sheet 9-5/8 x 12-3/4 in. (25.2 x 32.4 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917 (17.3.726)
 
Anders Zorn (1860-1920)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1898
Etching, second state
Plate 7-3/4 x 5­5/8 in. (19.7 x 13.5 cm), sheet 13-5/8 x 11 in. (35.2 x 27.9 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917 (17.3.670)
 
Kenyon Cox (1856-1919)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1887; this replica, 1908
Oil on canvas
33-1/2 x 47-5/8 in. (85.1 x 119.7 cm)
Gift of friends of the artist, through August F. Jaccaci, 1908 (08.130)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
William Merritt Chase, 1888
Bronze
21-5/8 x 29-1/2 in. (54.9 x 74.9 cm)
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Sarah Redwood Lee, 1881
Plaster
25-5/8 x 11 in. (65.7 x 27.9 cm)
Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
 
Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, ca. 1904
Oil on canvas
38-5/8 x 30 in. (98.7 x 76.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.129)
 
John Flanagan (1865-1952)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1905-24; this cast, 1924
Bronze
16-1/2 x 8 x 10 in. (41.9 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Francis Lathrop Fund, 1933 (33.62)
 
James Earle Fraser (1876-1953)
Pan-American Exposition to Augustus Saint-Gaudens Medal, obverse, 1901
Bronze
Diam. 3-1/2 in. (9 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1909 (09.114a)
 
James Earle Fraser (1876-1953)
Pan-American Exposition to Augustus Saint-Gaudens Medal, reverse, 1901
Bronze
Diam. 3-1/2 in. (9 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1909 (09.114b)
 
Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1907
Color woodcut
Block 7-5/8 x 6 in. (18.6 x 15.1 cm), sheet 10-5/8 x 9 in. (27.6 x 22.7 cm)
Gift of the artist, 1920 (20.80.4)
 
 
Sculptures by Saint-Gaudens in The Charles Engelhard Court
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Hiawatha, 1871-72; this carving, 1874
Marble, 60 x 34-1/2 x 37-1/4 in. (152.4 x 87.6 x 94.6 cm)
Gift of Diane, Daniel, and Mathew Wolf, in memory of Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, 2001 (2001.641)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Vanderbilt Mantelpiece, ca. 1881-83
Marble, mosaic, oak, cast iron, 184-3/8 x 154-7/8 x 37-1/4 in. (468.3 x 393.4 x 94.6 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, 1925 (25.234)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
The Children of Jacob H. Schiff, 1884­85; this carving, 1906-7
Marble, 68-7/8 x 51 in. (174.9 x 129.5 cm)
Gift of Jacob H. Schiff, 1905 (05.15.3)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Diana, 1892-93; this cast, 1928
Gilt bronze, 101-3/4 x 53-1/2 x 14-1/8 in. (258.4 x 135.9 x 35.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1928 (28.101)
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
Amor Caritas, 1880-98; this cast, 1918
Gilt bronze, 103-1/4 x 50 in. (262.3 x 127 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918 (19.124)

 

To return to Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art please click here.


Search Resource Library for thousands of articles and essays on American art.

Copyright 2009 Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation. All rights reserved.