Kenyon Cox

Augustus Saint-Gaudens created this uniface medallion portrait of his friend Kenyon Cox (18561919) to reciprocate for a portrait of the sculptor that Cox had painted in 1887. The two American artists had met while studying in Paris under painters Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran and Jean-Léon Gérôme in 1877. The exchange of such portraits among classically trained artists of Saint-Gaudens’s generation expressed friendship and professional respect.

Title
Kenyon Cox
Artist
Date
1889
Location
Not on view
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Allyn Cox

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
  • Occupation – art – designer
Object Number
1983.31.1
Palette
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