Sale 18AM01 | Lot 6

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot Details

Lot 6
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
American, 1848-1907
Portrait Medallion of Robert Louis Stevenson, 1887-88
Signed Augustus Saint-Gaudens, dated MDCCCLXXXVII and inscribed To Robert Louis Stevenson, along with Stevenson's poem "To Will H. Low" from Underwoods; also inscribed under the figure Copyright by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Bronze with dark brown patina, possibly in the original frame
Diameter 17 3/4 inches

Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
In 1877 Saint-Gaudens shared a studio in Paris with Will Hickock Low, a close friend of Stevenson's, although he and the author did not meet at that time. Later they met in New York, where Stevenson, who was gravely ill with tuberculosis, posed for Saint-Gaudens, sitting up in bed reading. The sculptor created three versions of the portrait, which were cast in varous sizes. This is the second version, which eliminates the foot of the bed and the lower quarter of the author's body.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $20,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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In good condition.

In good condition.

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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $20,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

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