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    Sale 1972

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)

    'Robert Louis Stevenson'

    Price Realised  

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
    'Robert Louis Stevenson'
    inscribed with several stanzas from Underwoods by Stevenson (upper center) and 'Augustus Saint-Gaudens' (upper right)--stamped with the sculptor's copyright seal and dated 'MDCCCXCIX'(lower right)
    bronze with brown patina
    oval, 11¾ x 11½ in. (29.9 x 29.2 cm.)
    This work retains its original Stanford White-designed oak frame.


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    Literature

    J.H. Dryfhout and B. Fox, Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs, New York, 1969, nos. 39-41, other examples illustrated.
    J.H. Dryfhout, Metamorphoses in Nineteenth Century Sculpture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975, pp. 187-200, fig. 9, another example illustrated.
    J.H. Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982, pp. 173-76, fig. 133-4, other examples illustrated.