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MARTINY, Philippe or Philip

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1858 - New York City, New York, United States 1927

Têtes de (Junon), Minerve (et Mercure)

Heads of (Juno), Minerva (and Mercury)

c. 1909

marble

head

Photo credit: ph Mélanie Meslay, 1er décembre 2013

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Provenance

  • Originally, the three heads, modeled by Philip Martiny, were all of Minerva, which the architects found unsatisfactory. Therefore, in 1909 the sculptor François Tonetti-Dozzi was commissioned to transform two of them into the heads of Juno and Mercury (1986 Reed, Morone and Norton, p. 65)

Bibliography

  • 1986 Reed, Morone and Norton
    Henry Hope Reed, Francis Morrone. W.W. Norton, The New York Public Library, The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, London, 1986, p. 65