Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907)
Titled, inscribed and signed within the composition "IULES BASTIEN-LEPAGE AETATIS
XXXI · PARIS · MDCCCLXXX · AVGVSTVS ·/SAINT-GAVDENS · FECIT" across the top.
Cast iron with a bronze-colored patina, 14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. (37.5 x 26.5 cm).
Condition: Curl to bottom edge, oxidation, small hole drilled at center top for hanging, scattered minor abrasions, surface accretions/grime.
Literature: John H. Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1982), no. 87, p. 107 (an iron version made in 1881 by electrotype process by the Magee Furnace Company of Chelsea, Massachusetts).
Small surface abrasion about 1/4 inch at the bridge of the nose. Wear to patina on the knuckles, two surface scratches l.c. and l.r. edge, the larger, deeper one located l.c. and measuring 1 inch. Scattered surface accretions.
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