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St. Bartholomew's Church Doors, South Portal, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Martiny, Philip 1858-1927  Search this
White, Stanford 1853-1906  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor 1869-1924  Search this
Architectural firm:
McKim, Mead & White  Search this
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company  Search this
Doors: bronze; Arches and frieze: limestone Columns: Cippolino marble; tympanum: marble; Panels: Egyptian porphyry
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
St. Bartholomew's Church 109 East 50th Street South portal of entrance New York New York 10022
1898. Installed 1904. Relocated 1918
Lederer, Joseph, "All Around the Town: A Walking Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in New York City," New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 327.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, NY0255, 1989.
Monumental News, Oct. 1903, pg. 588.
Berns, Inez Martiny, 1996.
Image on file.
Monumental News, Oct. 1903, pg. 589.
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.
The bronze doors are designed with three sets of two horizontal panels which are decorated with figures of the apostles and evangelists in the center panels and scenes from the New Testament on the upper and lower panels: Upper panel scenes--Pentecost (left) and the Ascension (right); Center panels--St. Philip and St. James (left) and St. Andrew and St. Bartholomew (right); Lower panel scenes--Judas betraying his Master (left) and St. Peter receiving the keys (right). The semi-circular tympanum over the south bronze doors contains scenes of Jesus and St. John the Baptist in their infancy. Below this is a frieze showing Jesus carrying the Cross in the procession to Calvary.
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Pentecost  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Ascension  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. Philip  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. James  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. Andrew  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. Bartholomew  Search this
Religion--Judas  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. Peter  Search this
Religion--Saint--St. John  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Crucifixion  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88300035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums