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Sculptor:
Metzler, Henry Frederick  Search this
Medium:
Figure: painted wood
Type:
Sculptures-Clock
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Tiffany & Company 725 Fifth Avenue Entrance New York New York 10022
Date:
Ca. 1853
Notes:
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 128.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 128.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
The Atlas Clock portrays the mythological figure of Atlas holding up a circular timepiece. The figure of Atlas has been painted and patinated to imitate oxidized bronze which has a greenish tinge. The feet appear to have been carved separately and joined the rest of the figure. The figure may be attached to the building from the back using metal clamps.
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Atlas  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87870117
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302761