Artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American, 1848-1907
Title
  • Amor Caritas
Date 1898
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 40 × 17 inches (101.6 × 43.2 cm)
Overall (including wood frame): 51 1/2 × 32 × 16 1/8 inches (130.8 × 81.3 × 41 cm)
Credit Line Detroit Museum of Art Purchase, Popular Subscription Fund
Accession Number 15.9
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W291, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, at bottom of left pilaster: Augustus Saint-Gaudens MDCCCXCVIII
Inscriptions Inscribed, on plaque at top of piece: AMOR CARITAS
Mrs. Saint-Gaudens;
1915-present, purchase through the Popular Subscription Fund for the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Cortissoz, Royal. Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Boston, 1907, p. 3 (ill. of unidentified example).

Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Exh. cat., The Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, 1909, p. 19, nos. 34 and 77.

Saint-Gaudens, Homer, ed. The Reminiscences of Augusts Saint-Gaudens. New York, 1913, Vol. 1, pp. 179, 222-224, 272-274, 350, 354; Vol. 2, pp. 128-132, 193, 197, 202, 345.

Bulletin of the DMA 10, 1 (1915): p. 3 (ill.).

Dryfhout, John H. The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Hanover, NH, 1982, pp. 234-235, no. 169.