Augustus Saint-Gaudens notes of appreciation and related items, 1906

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American Numismatic Society
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Notes of appreciation from Augustus Saint-Gaudens relating to a masque held in his honor.


Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (March 1, 1848 – August 3, 1907) was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the "American Renaissance".

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Three printed notes of appreciation from Augustus Saint-Gaudens that accompanied medals given to individuals (Paul, Louis, and Nettie) recognizing them for participating in a masque in his honor. The notes are signed “Gus” and the one to Paul refers to himself as “stick in the mud uncle.” Also includes a letter to Annette J. St. Gaudens (the form of the name used by her family) from Sylvia H. Wood in response to an inquiry about a medal Augustus Saint-Gaudens, her husband Louis’s brother, had executed for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Wood suggests that since her version is a cast piece it would have “little value to the Numismatic Museum, as it was never issued.” Additionally, there are two pages of notes on the medals, one identifying the owners of the Columbian Exposition medal as Annette J. St. Gaudens and her son Paul St. Gaudens.

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