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Victory

Artist:
Evelyn Beatrice Longman (American, Winchester, Ohio 1874–1954 Osterville, Massachusetts)
Date:
1903; cast 1908
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
26 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (67.3 x 21 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward D. Adams, 1912
Accession Number:
12.143
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 770
Eschewing precedents, Longman interpreted her allegorical Victory as a male figure. He wears a short cuirass and greaves with acanthus patterning and holds in his left hand the traditional symbols of victory: oak leaves and a laurel wreath. This statuette is a reduction after a monumental version of Victory displayed at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1904. Longman’s statue was a focal point of the fairgrounds and launched her career.
Signature: [back of sphere]: EVELYN B. LONGMAN / 1903

Inscription: [cast number, back of sphere, stamped]: No. I–

Marking: [foundry mark, left side of base]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-
Edward Dean Adams, New York, until 1912
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