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lower right, artist's initials in monogram: MDCC / ASG / CCII


Commissioned as a cast after the marble original (which they owned and had also commissioned) by Wayne [1833-1917] and Virginia Rolette Cameron [1840-1920] MacVeagh, Washington and Philadelphia;[1] by inheritance to their daughter, Margaretta Cameron MacVeagh Farrar Smith [d. 1938], Washington; her husband, Captain Stuart Farrar Smith [d. 1951], Washington; gift 1940 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History

Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Exhibition, American Institute of Architects at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 7 December 1908 - 1 January 1909, no. 94.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 12 November 1969 - 31 January 1970, no. 50, repro.
Nineteenth Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 3 March - 26 May 1974, unpublished and unnumbered checklist.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1848-1907: un maitre de la sculpture americaine, Musee des Augustins, Toulouse; Musee de la Cooperation franco-americaine, Chateau de Blerancourt, France, 12 February - 18 October 1999.
American Bronzes from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 29 April 2009 - 2013, no catalogue.


James-Gadzinski, Susan and Mary Mullen Cunningham. American Sculpture in the Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Philadelphia and Seattle, 1997: 109.

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