Model.--The protecting Goddess of America, (sculpture)
Eckstein and Son
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 28
Eckstein, & Son, Sculptors and Painters, High Street, No. 323, His Place of Exhibition. The protecting Goddess of America, seated on Clouds, and her Head adorned with Plumage. has on her right two Cupids wreathing round the Picture of General Washington, in Basso Relievo, a branch of laurel which they had before received from the Goddess, who is in the attitude of receiving from an Eagle on her left hand another laurel branch for them to finish the wreath with. The Eagle rests on a Shield emblazoned with 15 Stars representing the United States of America. [P. 4; the words "two Cupids" have been altered to the words "a genius" by a contemporary hand.]
The Exhibition of the Columbianum, or American Academy of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, &c. established at Philadelphia, 1795. The first exhibition opened May 22, 1795, by permission, in the Senate Chamber in the State-House. "Tis not in Mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it." Philadelphia: Printed by Francis & Robert Bailey, at Yorick's Head, No. 116, High-Street--M,DCC,XCV.