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Artist:
Daniel Chester French, born Exeter, NH 1850-died Stockbridge, MA 1931  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
21 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (54.9 x 26.6 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
modeled 1921
Luce Center Label:
Winged Victory is one of several bronzes that Daniel Chester French had cast from a maquette, a smaller model usually made of wax or clay. Near the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, a three-foot version sits atop a column commemorating American soldiers who fought in World War I. French based the sculpture on classical images of Nike, the goddess of victory. Her upraised hands holding a flag pay tribute to the men who sacrificed their lives to liberate Europe.
Topic:
Figure female\full length  Search this
Fantasy\winged being  Search this
Allegory\other\triumph  Search this
Object\other\flag  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Cass Gilbert, Jr.
Object number:
1973.166
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 19B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72356b642-1176-4bdb-87fe-ad07f57dd9ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1973.166