Clinker (Model for Relief for Brooklyn Memorial Arch)

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1892

Medium:
Painted plaster, wire armature, muslin

Dimensions:
25 3/4 x 25 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (65.4 x 65.4 x 11.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 118, American Art, first floor (Provident National Bank Gallery)

Accession Number:
2009-83-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Center for American Art Fund, 2009

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Label:
When the sculptor William R. O'Donovan was commissioned in 1891 to make bronze equestrian reliefs of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch in Brooklyn, he asked Eakins to create models for the horses. After making this plaster model, Eakins scratched in the grid lines seen here to guide him in constructing the final, life-size plaster version, which was then cast in bronze.


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