Working Method

Sketches, Research

Preceding every work was Saint-Gaudens' earliest idea about it and the research he undertook to help guide its visualization. He often made notations or early sketches and gathered photographs of sitters who could not pose for him as well as items that might inspire or help determine the form and detail of a piece. Later in his career Saint-Gaudens had photographs taken of his works as they progressed; they were then enlarged so he could check a work's planned proportions.

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