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Youth by Franklin Simmons

US$27,500

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Franklin Simmons (American, 1839-1913) Youth (circa 1868) Carrera marble. Among the most celebrated American sculptors of the nineteenth century, Franklin Simmons was the nation's most admired and prolific sculptor during the Civil War. His monumental, full-figure statue of Ulysses S. Grant stands in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC, and his sculptures of important figures, allegorical, historical, and mythological subjects are on view at the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Huntington Library, and De Young Museum. Born in Maine, Simmons eventually moved to Washington DC, where he met Abraham Lincoln, and made portraits of the President and several members of his administration. Like Hiram Powers, Simmons moved to Italy where he could oversee the process of transforming his portraits from plaster to marble. This is likely the first work created by Simmons upon arriving in Rome. Unlike many of his works from the era, this is not the portrait of a specific individual, indicating that it is perhaps Simmons attempt to show his understanding of classical, Greco-Roman aesthetics with a newfound skill of working in marble himself, without relying on the efforts of a craftsman, as so many other sculptors of the time did.

Details

  • Creator
    Franklin W. Simmons (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1868
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1001717566471

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