Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1858 - New York City, New York, United States 1927
Figures ailées de Génies
Winged Figures of Genius
Photo credit: ph. Carol M. Highsmith
- Ceiling of Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
- Library's website, https://www.loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/thomas-jefferson-building/great-hall, 1 March 2016
- 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-?).