During the 1890s Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, born Ireland, 1848–1907) created 3 reduced variant editions of the 13-foot Dianasculpture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s statuette is one of the rare second types depicting the elegant figure posed on tiptoe on a sphere set on a two-tier base. Its matte patina, composed of gold, copper, and zinc, was applied by the electroplating process. This Dianasculpture is a reproduction of the original work on view in the Museum’s American Wing.
- Bonded bronze
- Hand patinated
- 15 1/4”H x 11 1/2”W x 5 1/4”D including base
This item has ben reproduced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Care: Wipe with a soft cloth; do not use abrasive cleaners. Made in the USA.
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