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Adams Memorial (for Clover Adams), by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1892. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.The work was commissioned of sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens by Henry Adams, grandson of President John Quincy Adams, shortly after the suicide of his wife Marion (née Hooper) in 1885. Various titles have been proposed to express the meaning of the figure, with "Grief" being the most common today. No official title was ever attributed to the work by either Saint Gaudens or Henry Adams.

Adams Memorial (for Clover Adams), by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1892. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.The work was commissioned of sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens by Henry Adams, grandson of President John Quincy Adams, shortly after the suicide of his wife Marion (née Hooper) in 1885. Various titles have been proposed to express the meaning of the figure, with "Grief" being the most common today. No official title was ever attributed to the work by either Saint Gaudens or Henry Adams.

Diana (1892 - 93), Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  CHARIOT & DEER OF ARTEMIS

Diana (1892 - 93), Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City CHARIOT & DEER OF ARTEMIS

civil war Sergeant Major John Wilson, June 3, 1864, albumen print, West Virginia University Libraries, West Virginia and Regional History Collection

civil war Sergeant Major John Wilson, June 3, 1864, albumen print, West Virginia University Libraries, West Virginia and Regional History Collection

Augustus Saint–Gaudens (American, 1848–1907). Victory, 1892–1903; this cast, 1914 or after (by 1916). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.90.1) | This sculpture is a reduction after the large-scale female Victory that is part of the Sherman Monument (1892–1903; Grand Army Plaza, New York). #newyork #nyc

Augustus Saint–Gaudens (American, 1848–1907). Victory, 1892–1903; this cast, 1914 or after (by 1916). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.90.1) | This sculpture is a reduction after the large-scale female Victory that is part of the Sherman Monument (1892–1903; Grand Army Plaza, New York). #newyork #nyc

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907). Abraham Lincoln: The Man (Standing Lincoln), 1884–87; reduced 1910; cast 1911. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (2012.14a, b)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907). Abraham Lincoln: The Man (Standing Lincoln), 1884–87; reduced 1910; cast 1911. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (2012.14a, b)

Amor Caritas, 1880–98; this cast, 1918  Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907)  Bronze, gilt

Amor Caritas, 1880–98; this cast, 1918 Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907) Bronze, gilt

Victory; Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1893-1903, Bronze gilt.  A part of the Sherman Monument equestrian statue of the Civil War hero; with traditional laurel crown and palm leaf

Victory; Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1893-1903, Bronze gilt. A part of the Sherman Monument equestrian statue of the Civil War hero; with traditional laurel crown and palm leaf

Union Army General WIlliam Tecumseh Sherman (1820 – 1891) and Winged Victory. Gilded-bronze statue by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848 – 1907), Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York City. November 9, 2013.

Union Army General WIlliam Tecumseh Sherman (1820 – 1891) and Winged Victory. Gilded-bronze statue by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848 – 1907), Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York City. November 9, 2013.

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