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Two Teams of Horses, fragment of an Advanced Sketch Model for the Apotheosis of Democracy Pediment, House of Representatives, U.S. Capitol Building

modeled 1909-1910 Paul Wayland Bartlett Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1865 Died: Paris, France 1925 bronze 12 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (31.2 x 54.5 x 16.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III 1958.11.23 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B


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In 1909, Paul Wayland Bartlett was selected to design a pediment for the House of Representatives wing of the U.S. Capitol. Two Teams of Horses is a sketch model of one of his earlier designs for the sculpture. The four horses were to flank a chariot at the center of the pediment, in which rode a figure representing Peace. The horses were later rejected, and in the final sculpture the figure of Peaceful Democracy stands over a nude child representing Genius.

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Animal - horse

Study - sculpture model

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metal - bronze

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About Paul Wayland Bartlett

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

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