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Scale-model for Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial

1949–52
Walker Hancock (American, 1901–1998)


Object Place for Label, Lanesville, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 365.9 cm (12 ft.) Block (Base): 89.5 x 61.6 x 54.3 cm (35 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 21 3/8 in.) Block (top of base - with legs): 81.9 x 41.3 x 36.8 cm (32 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.) Block (Torso of angel and man): 103.5 x 38.1 cm (40 3/4 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

2002.377

Medium or Technique

Painted plaster with mixed media armature

On View

Saundra and William H. Lane Galleries (Gallery 328)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

Levitating, robed angel with wings arched over head, holds deceased, bare-chested male soldier in arms. Figures rise from rectangular base. The sculpture comes apart in five sections.

Provenance

From the artist's estate.

Credit Line

Bequest of Walker Hancock

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.