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MARTINY, Philippe or Philip

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

Figures ailées de Génies

Winged Figures of Genius

1897

marble

group

Photo credit: ph. Carol M. Highsmith

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Provenance

  • Ceiling 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
    At the corners of the ceiling two winged figures of genius flank an emblem showing the traditional symbols of learning, a torch and a book. The figures were modeled by sculptor Philip Martiny (1858-1927). Stars appear in the painted background by the artist Frederic C. Martin (1866-?).