Artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American, 1848-1907
Title
  • Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens
Date 1882
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 19 3/4 × 10 inches (50.2 × 25.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Accession Number 15.5
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, dated, and inscribed, across top of piece: To my friend Doctor Henry Schiff this portrait | of my son Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens at the | age of seventeen months. Augustus Saint-Gaudens | New York February MDCCCXXXII
Inscriptions Signed, dated, and inscribed, across top of piece: To my friend Doctor Henry Schiff this portrait | of my son Homer Schiff Saint-Gaudens at the | age of seventeen months. Augustus Saint-Gaudens | New York February MDCCCXXXII
Mrs. Augustus Saint-Gaudens;
1915-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Exh. cat., The Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, 1909, no. 25.

Saint-Gaudens, Homer, ed. The Reminiscences of Augusts Saint-Gaudens. New York, 1913, Vol. 1, p. 272, Vol. 2, p. 167.

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Modern Sculpture. Detroit, 1950, pp. 14-15 (ill.).

Gardner, Albert T.E. American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1965, p. 149.

Bond, John W. “Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Man and His Art.” Manuscript, Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, National Park Service, Washington, D.C., 1968, p. 78.

The Influence of Paris: European and American Sculpture 1830-1930. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1981, p. 14, no. 8 (ill.).

Tolles, Thayer. American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 1: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1865. New York, 2001, pp. 276-278, no. 119 (ill. example of MMA version in marble).