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Untitled (Portrait Bust of C.E.S. Wood)

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Olin Levi Warner, Untitled (Portrait Bust of C.E.S. Wood), 1888, cast bronze, Gift of Helen Ladd Corbett, public domain, 25.19

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Title

Untitled (Portrait Bust of C.E.S. Wood)

Artist

Olin Levi Warner (American, 1844-1896)

Date

1888

Medium

cast bronze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

20 3/4 in x 8 in x 9 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

foundry mark: JNO. WILLIAMS / FOUNDER N.Y., stamp, back, center, at lowest edge of integral socle

date: Aug -- 1888, carved, lower portion of back of bust; above socle, toward viewer's right

dedication inscription and signature: To / my friend / C.E.S. Wood (Wood is underlined) / Olin Warner, carved, lower portion of back of bust; above socle, toward viewer's left

signature/maker's mark: at the back of the base: Olin L. Warner, Portland, 1888

Collection Area

American Art; Northwest Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Helen Ladd Corbett

Accession Number

25.19

Copyright

public domain

Terms

activists

bronze

bronzes

busts

portraits

sculpture

Description

Olin Levi Warner received his training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1869-1872. When he returned to America, he struggled initially to make a living as a sculptor, but gradually obtained a reputation for his finely modeled portrait busts and medallions. Warner is credited with popularizing low-relief sculpture in America through such commissions as his bronze doors for the Library of Congress. His personal style combined the elegance and careful modeling of Beaux-Arts technique with a more classical sensibility and can be seen here in this portrait bust of close friend, advocate, and Museum founder, C.E.S. Wood.

Better known for his patronage of artists than for his own paintings, C.E.S. Wood was a gifted amateur whose watercolors and oil paintings frequently show the influence of the impressionist style favored by his friends J. Alden Weir and Childe Hassam. Wood first exhibited promise as an artist during his years at West Point, where his instructor was Weir’s father Robert W. Weir.

Olin Levi Warner received his training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1869-1872. When he returned to America, he struggled initially to make a living as a sculptor, but gradually obtained a reputation for his finely modeled portrait busts and medallions. Warner is credited with popularizing low-relief sculpture in America through such commissions as his bronze doors for the Library of Congress. His personal style combined the elegance and careful modeling of Beaux-Arts technique with a more classical sensibility and can be seen here in this portrait bust of close friend, advocate, and Museum founder, C.E.S. Wood.

Better known for his patronage of artists than for his own paintings, C.E.S. Wood was a gifted amateur whose watercolors and oil paintings frequently show the influence of the impressionist style favored by his friends J. Alden Weir and Childe Hassam. Wood first exhibited promise as an artist during his years at West Point, where his instructor was Weir's father Robert W. Weir.

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