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Charles Robert Knight (American, 1874-1953) Plaster Maquette for the Palmer Square Tiger/Memorial to Edgar Palmer

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American & European Works of Art - 3010B
Date / Time :
May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Charles Robert Knight (American, 1874-1953)

Plaster Maquette for the Palmer Square Tiger/Memorial to Edgar Palmer
Signed and dated "CHAS. R. KNIGHT/43" in the plaster in the back of the base.
Cast plaster, height 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm), on a wood plinth (detached).
Condition: Minor surface wear and dust, scattered rust spots to the underside.

Provenance: From the artist to Thomas Stapleton, architect; by descent in the Stapleton family; acquired from the Stapleton family by the current owner.

N.B. Palmer Square is located in Princeton, New Jersey, across Nassau Street from the main gate of Princeton University. Originally built in 1936-39 by Edgar Palmer, heir to the New Jersey Zinc Company fortune, the square was designed by architect Thomas Stapleton in the Colonial Revival style. The memorial sculpture of a bronze recumbent tiger was dedicated in 1944 to honor the vision and contributions of Palmer. The lot is accompanied by a framed reproduction drawing showing the west and south elevations of the memorial.
Estimate $800-1,200

The custom stepped plinth is dark stained wood and measures 36 x 10 x 2 in.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


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