Helen Farnsworth Mears
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Modeled 1911; Cast 1916
16 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/16 in. (42.2 x 15.6 x 15.4 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed on back of round base: "CAST IN MEMORY OF / THE SCULPTOR HELEN FARNSWORTH MEARS. / FEBRUARY XVII. MCMXVI"
Inscribed along back edge of square base: "COPYRIGHT BY MARY MEARS."
Gift of Mary Mears
Sketch for statue of an armless angel; figure in classical garb with mantle draped over the back of her shoulders; arms outstretched and truncated below shoulder; standing on a round base atop a square pedestal; loosely modeled surfaces.
Condition: Good, some marks of green patina
Helen Farnsworth Mears (American, 1871-1916). Armless Angel, Modeled 1911; Cast 1916. Bronze, 16 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/16 in. (42.2 x 15.6 x 15.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Mears, 20.990.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.990.2_bw.jpg)
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