Total Dimensions: Height 21'' x Width 16''
Approximate Weight: 20 LBS
Original Reproduction: Reproduction
Descending Night" About the Sculpture: This famous piece entitled "Descending Night" was crafted by German sculptor, Adolph A. Weinman. It depicts a nude female angel with her head downcast, her arms softly brushing her hair, which cascades flowingly down her back. Her extended large wings are crafted with exquisite detail. "Descending Night", and its companion work, "Rising Day" were originally designed as fountain figures fort he 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Following the exhibition, Weinman reproduced both works in two sizes, one measuring approximately 24 inches tall and the other approximately 57 inches.It is signed A.A weinman About the Artist: Born in Germany, Adolph Alexander Weinman immigrated to the United States with his mother when he was ten. At 15, he was apprenticed to carver Frederick Kaldenberg, who worked primarily in wood and ivory. His evenings were spent studying drawing and modeling at Cooper Union. Later, Weinman studied at the Art Students League where he was instructed by the premiere American sculptor at that time, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.Among his other sculptures were both portrait statues and more speculative dramatic works. Among his dramatic works are Fountain of the Water Centaurs, located on the grounds of the Missouri State Capitol, Riders of the Dawn, a fountain piece at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, and the well-known pieces Rising Sun, Descending Night ,Duet, Narcissus, and Aphrodite
Availability: 6 In Stock
Product Code: DS-265
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