By C. W. Clark
The 5 sketchbooks and twenty-two unmarried drawings catalogued during this quantity, a lot of them for the 1st time, are one of the greater than 2000 artworks amassed via Robert Lehman and his father, Philip Lehman, that due to the fact 1975 were housed within the Robert Lehman Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of paintings.
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Philo Carpenter, bronze, 1886–1887, Collection of the Chicago History Museum, inv. 2 (artwork in the public domain; image provided by the University of Illinois Archives, ID: 6407, RS: 12/1/20; permission courtesy of the Chicago History Museum). the late nineteenth century encountered was the treatment of frequently monumental beards. If the Carpenter bust seems more successful than the Magoun one, perhaps it is because Carpenter’s fine face is clean shaven. The final marble version of the Magoun portrait was unveiled and installed in the Grinnell library during the June 1890 commencement exercises.
Louis, Boston, New York, and elsewhere. Taft had accompanied Mr. French to St. Louis to select works from a private collection for the exhibition. ”9 In addition, the museum’s holdings included many autotype reproductions of famous masterpieces, as well as original drawings, which had been reproduced as illustrations in several magazines. A. Healy, David Dalhoff Neal, Charles Sprague Pearce, and Harry Thompson. Two of these were gifts from the artists. 10 What sort of pictures did Chicagoans collect in 1887?
Taft’s bust, based on the death mask, was reproduced both in bronze and in marble. 35 It was important that Taft’s first official commission in Chicago should be a success, and it was. To a modern eye the detailed treatment of contemporary costume may seem excessive, but nineteenth-century viewers would have considered this a necessary aspect. As a matter of fact, the modeling throughout is more sensitive than is the case with many comparable works. It should be noted that in none of Taft’s portrait busts, even the earliest ones, did he resort to the undraped shoulders and chest, which were one of the last survivors of the earlier neoclassical style in portraiture.