Frederick William MacMonnies
Frederick William MacMonnies’s choice of Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, as the subject of this sculpture testifies to the interest in mythological subjects and themes among Neoclassical American sculptors during the latter half of the nineteenth century. However, the artist eschewed the idealized proportions of Neoclassicism to embrace a more naturalistic modeling of the human form.
An artist of international acclaim during his lifetime, MacMonnies completed the design for Diana while training in Paris. After the life-size plaster model earned an award at the Salon of 1889, he began to produce smaller multiples such as this one.
Overall: 30 3/8 x 20 7/8 x 16 3/4 in. (77.2 x 53 x 42.5 cm)
Diameter of base: 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm) (show scale)
Foundry mark next to signature in circular stamp: "[around top edge] JABOEUF . ROUARD . / [in center] FONDEURS / A / PARIS / 10 . 12 / [along bottom edge] R. DE L'ASILE POPINCOURT."
Engraved on underside of base "10"
Engraved on the top of the base behind foot: "FRANCE / [in script] F. MacMonnies / 1890 / Copyright 1894"
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Frederick William MacMonnies (American, 1863-1937). Diana, 1890. Bronze, Overall: 30 3/8 x 20 7/8 x 16 3/4 in. (77.2 x 53 x 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William C. Brown, 2005.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L1995.6_transp2993.jpg)
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Statue of nude female figure running forward on proper right leg with arms outstretched as if she has just shot an arrow; has crescent moon on top of head and holds bow in proper left hand. Stands on stepped circular base.
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