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    HENRY HERING (American, 1874-1949)
    Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    Bronze with brown patina
    23 inches (58.4 cm) high
    Inscribed and stamped with artist's monogram: Copyright by / Henry Hering


    Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, "The Cornish Art Colony: Giants of America's Gilded Age," January 16-April 17, 2011, no. 45.

    Historically, Cornish, New Hampshire has always been associated first and foremost with the artist who purportedly "discovered" it--the leading American sculptor of the late nineteenth century, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. In 1885, Saint-Gaudens was coaxed by Charles Cotesworth Beaman, Jr., a successful New York lawyer and patron who bought land in the relatively impoverished farm communities of Plainfield and Cornish in the 1880s--to rent a house on his property. The sculptor and his family returned every summer thereafter, finally purchasing the house in 1891. Saint-Gaudens' and Beman's partnership, with their respective celebrity and generosity, nurtured Cornish as a colony for artists, including Thomas Wilmer Dewing whose work was a lifelong passion of Graham Williford's.

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