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Preliminary Model of Male Figure from Fountain of Engineers

ca. 1905-1914 Paul Wayland Bartlett Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1865 Died: Paris, France 1925 bronze 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (37.4 x 29.7 x 32.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III 1958.11.13 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 19B


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Paul Wayland Bartlett created these two models for a proposed Fountain of Engineers in Washington, D.C. This commission was never completed, however, so no larger versions of these figures exist. Sculptors like Bartlett often created small sketch models of their ideas, to show to the client before work on the full-size statue began. The fact that these preliminary models were cast in bronze suggests that Bartlett considered them significant examples of his work.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - engineering

Figure male - full length

Figure male - nude

Study - sculpture model

Study - sculpture model

sculpture

metal - bronze

cast

About Paul Wayland Bartlett

Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1865 Died: Paris, France 1925

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