Bartlett, Paul W.

1901 card signed by the Beaux-Arts sculptor, best known for "The Apotheosis of Democracy", the House of Representatives pediment at the US Capitol

Price: $40.00

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(1865-1925) American Beaux-Arts sculptor, son of a sculptor and art critic. He began studies in Paris at 15, modeling from animals in the Jardin des Plantes. He won a medal at the 1887 Paris Salon and was elected a member of the jury for the 1899 & 1900 Paris Universal Expositions, each time sacrificing his own opportunities to receive medals. He was 29 when he received the Cross of a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. In 1903, he collaborated with the dean of American sculptors, John Quincy Adams Ward, on the models for the pediment sculptures of the New York Stock Exchange; the pediment figures were carved by the Piccirilli Brothers. His masterwork was the House of Representatives pediment at the US Capitol Building, "The Apotheosis of Democracy", begun in 1908 and completed in 1916. Among his other principal works are "Bohemian Bear Tamer" (Metropolitan Museum of Art); the equestrian statue of Lafayette in the Cours Albert 1er, Paris (presented to the French Republic by the schoolchildren of America); the powerful and virile bronzes "Columbus" and "Michelangelo" inside the Library of Congress; the "Ghost Dancer" (Penna. Academy, Philadelphia); the "Dying Lion"; equestrian statue of General George McClellan (Philadelphia); "Sir William Blackstone" (Washington); "Robert Morris" (Philadelphia), and a statue of patriot Joseph Warren in Boston. In 1916 he was admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he was also a member of the National Sculpture Society and the International Society of Sculptors, painters, and Gravers. Frameable signed 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 card, adds New York, 1901.

Condition: Very good, light toning, mount remnant verso
Type:Signed Card






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