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MARTINY, Philippe or Philip

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

Arts du spectacle, putti

Performing Arts, putti

1897

marble

group

Photo credit: ph. Carol M. Highsmith

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Provenance

  • South Side of Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress

Bibliography

  • Library's website, https://www.loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/thomas-jefferson-building/great-hall, 1 March 2016

Comment

  • Libray's website, 1 March 2016:
    The putti represent the literary genres of Comedy, Poetry, and Tragedy. Comedy has a comic mask and the ivy-wreathed wand of Bacchus, to whom the first comedies were dedicated. Poetry has a scroll, and Tragedy holds a tragic mask.