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Sculptor:
Barnard, George Grey 1863-1938  Search this
Carver:
Donnelly, John 1867-1947  Search this
Fabricator:
Donnelly & Ricci  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: marble
Type:
Sculptures-Pediment
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of New York Department of General Services One Centre Street New York New York 10007
Located New York Public Library Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street North pediment New York New York 10018
Date:
Ca. 1913-1917
Notes:
New York Public Library, 1988.
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 159.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
Summary:
Pediment sculpture depicting two figures, male and female, which recline on either side of an open book or tablet. The female figure inscribes the word "Life" in the book. The male figure is dressed in armor and sleeps with a dove perched at his feet. The figures symbolize those who fought for peace, symbolized by the dove, and are dead, but their deeds live on.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--History  Search this
Allegory--Life  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Peace  Search this
Allegory--Death--Sleep  Search this
Animal--Bird--Dove  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36370005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296838