Preliminary Model of Male Figure from Fountain of Engineers

  • Paul Wayland Bartlett, Preliminary Model of Male Figure from Fountain of Engineers, ca. 1905-1914, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III, 1958.11.13

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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.

Title
Preliminary Model of Male Figure from Fountain of Engineers
Artists
Date
ca. 1905-1914
On View
Dimensions
14 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (37.4 x 29.7 x 32.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – full length
  • Figure male – nude
  • Study – sculpture model
Object Number
1958.11.13
Palette
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