John Singer Sargent's  Bronze study for Victory and Death
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 Bronze study for Victory and Death
Private collection
Bronze, dark brown patina
 height: 31.1cm (12 1/4 in.)
inscribed with the artist's initials J.S.S.
 Jpg: Sothebys

Victory and Death 

The sculpture was a personification of his mural at Harvard. It may have been done as a study for the mural itself. I know he had done other prepetory sculpture studies for the Boston Public Library murals. 

From: Sothebys 

The present work is one of two known casts of a model for a monumental sculpture that was never completed. The other is in the collection of the Hirshorn Musuem, Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Harold Weinstein (sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, October 25, 1979, lot 109, illustrated) 
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale 

Elkhart, Indiana, Midwest Museum of American Art, 1980-2001 (on loan) 

Donelson F. Hoopes, The Private World of John Singer Sargent, Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1964, no. 165, illustrated 

Sold Sotheby's; 05 Mar 03, Session 1 
 10:15 am; Lot: 60 of 164 lots in auction; Sale number N07876; $42,000 

Offered, not sold, Sotheby's; 11/28/2001; Lot: 89; Sale number N07737; estimated US $20,000 - US $30,000 


By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 11/7/2001
Updated 3/7/2003