29 September 2009
Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Saint Louis Art Museum
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
'Jules Bastien Lepage'
inscribed 'JULES.BASTIEN-LEPAGE. AETAT II.XXXI.PARII.M.D.I.I.I.LXXX.AUGUST.VI./SAINT-GAUDENS.FECIT' (along the upper edge)
bronze with brown patina
14½ x 10¼ in. (36.8 x 26 cm.)
Conceived in 1880.
Frank M. Waller, Morristown, New Jersey.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1920.
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J.H. Dryfhout, The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982, pp. 107-8, no. 87, another example illustrated.
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