Descending Night by Adolph Weinman Bronze Angel Statue Sculpture Figure 27" x 18"

SKU: YRD-127
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. 
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 27" x Width 18"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 11".
Height without base: 23" Approximate Weight: 55 LBS Original Reproduction: Reproduction
This famous piece entitled "Descending Night" was crafted by German sculptor, Adolph A. Weinman. It depicts a beautiful nude angel. Her head tilted downward, her fingers are combing through her hair that cascades in soft waves down her back. Crafted with exquisite detail, the angels wings spread wide from her back. The body features a very feminine angel with distinctive curves and lines that define womanhood. It is signed A.A Weinman. "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. Weinman won many awards during his life, including the Fine Arts Medal of the American Institute of Architects (1930), the Honorary Presidency and Medal of Honor of the National Sculpture Society (1948), and Gold Medal from the Architectural League of New York (1913), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1924), and the National Academy of Design (1945). He also served as president of the National Sculpture Society from 1928 to 1931, and was a member of the New York City Art Commission from 1924 to 1928, and the National Commission of Fine Arts from 1928 to 1932. In 1911, he was elected a full member of the National Academy of Design, and was later a member of the American Numismatic Society and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A.A. Weinman died at Port Chester, New York, on August 8, 1952 after an outstanding career bringing honor to himself and his adopted country.

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Robert Jones
Descending night

Descending Night is the most beautiful, the most sensual statue I have ever seen. I feel in love with this piece of art when I first saw an original at Hearst Castle in 1976. I searched for a replica for many years. I am delighted to have found my replica made by Bronzhaus. It is exquisite! Everyone who visits my home remarks that Descending Night is supremely gorgeous.


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