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

Description

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.

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