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Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold)

Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold) is a bronze sculpture by American artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It was designed in 1888 and cast in 1890. This artwork portrays the American author, art critic, and reformer Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851–1934), who "championed Saint-Gaudens in articles on his public monuments and relief sculptures".[1]

Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold)
Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold) MET DT94.jpg
ArtistAugustus Saint-Gaudens
Year1888, cast 1890
MediumBronze sculpture
SubjectMariana Griswold Van Rensselaer
Dimensions51.8 cm × 19.7 cm (20 3/8 in × 7 3/4 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, U.S.
Accession17.104

The inscription on the upper center of the sculpture, animvs non opvs ("the spirit, not the work") is a reference to Mrs. Van Rensselaer’s "high-minded aesthetic ideals".[1]

The work was given in 1917 by the sitter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold) - Augustus Saint-Gaudens - 17.104 - Work of Art - Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Metropolitan Museum of Art".

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