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    Sale 2003

    Important American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    21 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 86

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)

    'Robert Louis Stevenson'

    Price Realised  

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
    'Robert Louis Stevenson'
    inscribed 'To Robert Louis Stevenson/From His Friend Augustus/Saint-Gaudens. New York/September MDCCC/LXXXVII' (upper right)
    bronze with brown patina
    6½ x 13½ in. (16.5 x 34.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, circa 1940s.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    The National Portrait Gallery, Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1969, n.p., no. 39, another example illustrated.
    J.L. Wasserman, ed., Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, exhibition catalogue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975, pp. 46, 182-200, no. 23, another example illustrated.
    J.H. Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982, pp. 173-74, no. 132, another example illustrated.
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, American Figurative Sculpture in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Medford, Massachusetts, 1986, pp. 74-76, no. 75, another example illustrated.
    H.J. Duffy and J.H. Dryfhout, Augustus Saint-Gaudens: American Sculptor of the Gilded Age, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 2003, p. 106, no. 66, another example illustrated.