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

  • Paul Wayland Bartlett, 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, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III, 1958.11.23

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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.

Title
Two Teams of Horses, fragment of an Advanced Sketch Model for the Apotheosis of Democracy Pediment, House of Representatives, U.S. Capitol Building
Artist
Date
modeled 1909-1910
Location
Dimensions
12 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (31.2 x 54.5 x 16.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – horse
Object Number
1958.11.23
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