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Identifier: arttreasuresofwa00hend Title: The art treasures of Washington : an account of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and of the National Gallery and Museum, with descriptions and criticisms of their contents; including, also, an account of the works of art in the Capitol, and in the Library of Congress, and of the most important statuary in the city Year: 1912 (1910s) Authors: Henderson, Helen Weston, 1874- Subjects: Art museums Art Art Publisher: Boston : L. C. Page & Company Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: by Congress, in [890. Lafayette isrepresented in the costume of the ContinentalArmy. America extends to him a sword. Theother figures of the group are Rochambeau, Du-portail, DEstaing, and De Grasse. The modellingis fluently French, and the design and groupingsuave and graceful, according to the foreign tradi-tion- Frederick MacMonnies1 equestrian statue ofGeneral George B. McClellan occupies a superbsituation at the highest point of ConnecticutAvenue, and was erected in 1907, by the SouthernArmy of the Potomac and Congrec Augustus Saint Gaudens (1848-1907) is repsented in Washington by the famous Adams Monu-ment, erected in Rock (reek Cemetery, to the mem- of a woman who died, it is said, under tragiccircumstances. This is one of the sculptors workswhich reveals the development of his idealized figures of draped women. The Adams Monumentconsists of a heavily draped ficmre, which might besymbolic of Sleep or Eternity, but which has been called Grief and Death, seated upon a rough hewn Text Appearing After Image: ADAMS MONUMENT: ROCK CREEK CEMETERY11. Augustus Saint (iaudens public Statuary 383 block of granite, and leaning against a large, pol! slab of the same material. Tins slab formsthe centre of an hexagonal plot, about twenty feetin diameter, while opposite, and occupying threesides of the hexagon, is a massive -tone bench. The whole is placed within a dense growth of ever greens, which completely screen the monument from view; an effective, if rather gruesome set-ting, which accentuates the mysterious and awe-some character of the sepulchral figure. Saint Gaudens has embodied his emotional ideain the form of a womans figure, wrapped aboutin coarse drapery that shrouds her head, and fallsin long, loose, heavy folds at her feet. The figureis in bronze, vigorous in modelling and compel-ling and forceful in its illusion of suspended anima-tion. The effect is profoundly realistic. The the-atrical setting detracts from serious considerationof the figure, and too much stress has been laidupon Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.



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