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Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
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Date: 
ca. 1793
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 13 in., 87 lb. (23.5 x 49.5 x 33 cm, 39.5 kg)
Description: 
Portrait bust: A truncated white marble bust portrait of Alexander Hamilton in the guise of a Roman Senator.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Gore King
Object Number: 
1928.18
Gallery Label: 
Ceracchi's idealized portrayal of Hamilton, in the guise of a noble Roman senator, was typical of the Neoclassical style that prevailed in European and American portrait sculpture during the late 18th and 19th centuries. The ennobling style, which captures a youthful Hamilton during his heyday as the first U.S. Treasury Secretary, harkens back to the classical portrait busts of ancient Rome, lending the sitter an authoratative and timeless aura.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1793
eMuseum Object ID: 
55850
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Puritan

Classification: 
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Dark brown/ black patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
overall: 30 1/2 x 18 x 13 in.
Description: 
Figure
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Object Number: 
1946.253
Marks: 
Dated on base at rear: COPY BY / AUGUSTUS SAINT GAUDENS / MDCCCXCIX
Gallery Label: 
This sculpture is a scale reduction of the over life size bronze statue of deacon Samuel Chapin created for Sterns Square in Springfield, MA. Although Chapin's name appears on the base of the original figure, it is omitted on the reduction in favor of the generic title, "The Puritan." Saint-Gaudens's figure carries a large bible and strides forward forcefully, embodying the 19th century view of the Puritans as pioneers motivated by religious and political ideals.
Bibliography: 
"Augustus Saint Gaudens," The Century Magazine, November 1887, pp. 28-37. Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, The Reminiscences of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, ed. And amplified by Homer Saint-Gaudens, New York, NY: The Century Co., 1913, pp. 353-4. "Saint-Gaudens and his Work", The Art World, Vol. I, No. 5, February 1917. pp. 303-5. "Recent Accessions," The New-York Historical Society Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 1947, p. 123. "Knickerbocker Birthday," The New-York Historical Society Bulletin, Vol. 39, No. 2-3, April-July 1955, p. 272. Saint-Gaudens, Homer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Adapted from a lecture given by his son, Homer Saint-Gaudens, Cornish, New Hampshire, 1957, p. 35. Gardner, Albert TenEyck, American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1965, p. 53. Craven, Wayne, Sculpture in America, New York, NY: Crowell, 1968, pp. 384-5. Marcus, Lois Goldreich, Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), A dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty in Art History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, The City University of New York, 1979, Vol. I, pp. 145-173, Vol. II, pp. 48-58. Dryfhout, John H., The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Hanover, NH: University Press of New Englalnd, 1982, pp. 116, 162-66, 270. Greenthal, Kathryn, Augustus Saint-Gaudens Master Sculptor, New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985, 127-30. Shapiro, Michael Edward, Bronze Casting and American Sculpture 1850-1900, Newark, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 1985, pp. 102-6 Greenthal, Kathryn, Kozol, Paula M., and Ramirez, Jan Seidler, American Figurative Sculpture in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1986, pp. 238-42. Deutsch, David Tenenbaum, "Jewelry for Mourning, Love, and Fancy," The Magazine Antiques, April 1999, pp. 566-75. Reynolds, Donald Martin, "Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1848-1897, A Master of American Sculpture," American Arts Quarterly, Spring 2000, pp. 8-15. Tolles, Thayer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, His Critics, and the New School of American Sculpture, 1875-1893, A dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty in Art History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, The City University of New York, 2003, pp. 268-72.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1899
eMuseum Object ID: 
55801
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Indian Chief Joseph

Classification: 
Date: 
1911
Medium: 
Dark red/brown patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 67.3 x 17.1 x 19 cm )
Description: 
Genre figure.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. W. Johnson Quinn
Object Number: 
1944.84
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed proper left side of base: "Dallin 1911" inscribed: front center top of base: "TO THEIR BELOVED SECRETARY/ W. JOHNSON QUINN/ FROM THE/ TAVERN CLUB/THURSDAY JUNE 25. 1931" inscribed: proper left back corner of base: "GORHAM CO FOUN
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1911
eMuseum Object ID: 
55799
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Date: 
1911
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 97.8 x 34.3 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Portrait (full-length): Maquette for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln commissioned by the city of Lincoln, Nebraska; painted plaster to simulate weathered bronze; depicting Abraham Lincoln in standing pensive pose, hands clasped in front, below the waist, head bowed to the foreground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French)
Object Number: 
1953.11
Marks: 
Signature and date: signed on base: "D.C. French/Jan.1911"
Gallery Label: 
This plaster statuette is the model for Daniel Chester French's memorial to Abraham Lincoln, unveiled outside the statehouse in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1912. It depicts a contemplative Lincoln, with head bowed and hands clasped, poised to deliver the Gettysburg Address.
Provenance: 
Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French), daughter of the artist
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1911
eMuseum Object ID: 
55798
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Most Incredible Dogwalker

Classification: 
Date: 
2000
Medium: 
Ceramic; polychrome
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 3/8 x 19 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 94.9 x 50.2 x 21 cm )
Description: 
Ceramic sculpture depicting woman in blue overalls walking 17 dogs of various breeds. Figures are attached to wooden base painted as sidewalk. On painted wooden support with plexiglas cover.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2004.2
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2000
eMuseum Object ID: 
54931
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sunshine (with Stripes)

Classification: 
Date: 
1993
Medium: 
Acrylic on cast plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 9 in. ( 49.5 x 47 x 22.9 cm )
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2003.89
Gallery Label: 
Interested in making art on the street that emerged authentically from the community, John Ahearn collaborated with Rigoberto Torres for fifteen years during the 1980s and 90s, making life casts of individuals who stopped by their South Bronx studio, producing a body of work that paints a portrait of the neighborhood. The two also collaborated on making life casts in Times Square, a storefront project that attracted the attention of the unidentified woman seen here. Torres saw classical beauty in Sunshine, and carved and painted most of the piece; Ahearn painted her face, seeing Sunshine as a Romantic heroine. Both artists are also influenced by santeros, the traditional religious and heroic figures depicted in statues in Latino communities.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1993
eMuseum Object ID: 
53914
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

2000.34b

Classification: 
Date: 
1992
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 9 x 9 in. ( 5.1 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Sculpture plinth: Black base for portrait bust of Quentin Crisp, 2000.34
Object Number: 
2000.34b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1992
eMuseum Object ID: 
53549
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flag

Classification: 
Date: 
2001
Dimensions: 
Base: 50 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.
Description: 
Base
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bates Wilson
Object Number: 
2003.12b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2001
eMuseum Object ID: 
50868
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flag

Classification: 
Date: 
2001
Medium: 
Copper, aluminum
Dimensions: 
Overall: 97 1/4 x 67 1/2 x 6 in. ( 247 x 171.4 x 15.2 cm ) Part (flag): 47 × 67 1/2 × 6 in. (119.4 × 171.5 × 15.2
Description: 
Large aluminum and copper flag covered with scratchings and words of New Yorkers and visitors of Union Square after the September 11th attacks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bates Wilson
Object Number: 
2003.12a
Gallery Label: 
This memorial flag was originally created for and sold to a client after the September 11th attack. For the artist, the flag became a way to get involved and include others in the process of grieving. The flag was taken to Union Square Park where people scratched names, phrases, or whatever else they felt they needed to voice on the aluminum and copper skin of the piece.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2001
eMuseum Object ID: 
50296
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Four Seasons

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1912
Medium: 
Terra cotta
Dimensions: 
Overall: 31 in. ( 78.7 cm )
Description: 
Figural group: Four draped female figures, one each of fall, winter, spring, summer
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2001.223.1-4
Gallery Label: 
The Four Seasons, by sculptor and folk art collector Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), was purchased by cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein and used to decorate her Fifth Avenue beauty salon. Both Polish émigrés who influenced New York cultural life in the early 20th century, Nadelman and his patron formed an enduring collaboration that began soon after their meeting in 1911. Although entitled The Four Seasons after his death, Nadelman's statuettes depict women grooming and dressing themselves.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1912
eMuseum Object ID: 
49422
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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