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Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
4 photographs
Container:
Box 29
Type:
Archival materials
Photos
photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref403

Isidore Konti, (painting)

Painter:
Daingerfield, Elliott 1859-1932  Search this
Subject:
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Date:
1907
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Sculptor  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270206
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43856

Isidore Konti

Subject:
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1905
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2204
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Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892-1953
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2204
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Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, circa 1892-circa 1915

Creator:
Gerlach, Margarett, 1897-1980  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
Gerlach, Gustave  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition  Search this
Pan-American Exposition  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21661
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398169
AAA_collcode_gerlmarg
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398169
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Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach

Creator:
Gerlach, Margarett  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Gerlach, Gustave, b. 1866  Search this
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1892-circa 1915
Summary:
The photographs and papers of sculptor Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and his pupil and colleague Gustave Gerlach measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1892-circa 1915. The collection documents the work and studio practice of Bitter and Gerlach primarily through photographs and a photograph album, in addition to paper records including a proposal and lists of work completed for two international expositions, news clippings, and two drawings by Bitter on his personal stationary.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs and papers of sculptor Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and his pupil and colleague Gustave Gerlach measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1892-circa 1915. The collection documents the work and studio practice of Bitter and Gerlach primarily through photographs and a photograph album, in addition to paper records including a proposal and lists of work completed for two international expositions, news clippings, and two drawings by Bitter on his personal stationary.

Papers include lists of artwork for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Photographs number approximately 250 and document the studio practice and work of Karl Bitter and Gustave Gerlach during Gerlach's tenure in Bitter's studio. Photos include images of Bitter, Gerlach, Isidore Konti, Joseph Sibbel, and other sculptors and studio assistants, and depict important works in progress such as Bitter's Alexander Hamilton and monumental sculpture for the 1901, 1904, and 1915 expositions, including Bitter's Standard Bearer (1901) and Adolph Weinman's Destiny of the Red Man (1904).

As a child Gerlach's daughter, Margarett, evidently spent time watching her father at work. She compiled this collection of photographs and papers and provided historical context in notes on the versos of some of the items.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: Papers, circa 1892-circa 1915 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Photographs, circa 1895-circa 1915 (0.7 linear feet Boxes 1-2, OVs 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Austrian born sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915) was active in New York City, New York. He exhibited his works at worldwide expositions and examples of his sculpture and memorials can be found throughout the United States. Sculptor Gustave Gerlach (b. 1866) was a pupil and colleague of Bitter's and was also active in New York City.

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter was born in Vienna, Austria, where he trained as a sculptor. While serving in the Austrian military in 1889, Bitter immigrated to the United States and applied for citizenship. Ultimately, Bitter settled in New York City and worked as an assistant in a home decorating firm while establishing his reputation as a sculptor. After working as a sculptor at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and as director at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, Bitter was named head of the sculpture programs at both the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, California. Bitter was awarded the silver medal of the Paris Exposition, 1900; the gold medal of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901; and the gold medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904.

Bitter offered work to sculptor Gustave Gerlach after seeing some of his sculpture. Gerlach subsequently assisted Bitter at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition as superintendent of sculpture, and at the 1904 and 1915 expositions. Following Bitter's sudden death in 1915, Gerlach proposed the execution of a memorial fountain for him in Weehawken, New Jersey, based on an original design by Bitter. However, due to anti-German sentiment in the United States at that time, Gerlach was unable to proceed with the memorial and ultimately returned the money he had raised for the fountain.

Bitter and Gerlach worked with many prominent sculptors of the day, including Isidore Konti, Adolph Weinman, and Alexander Stirling Calder who was named acting-chief of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Bitter and Calder both employed the services of renowned model Audrey Munson.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Karl Theodore Francis Bitter Papers, 1887-circa 1977.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2019 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr., art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania, who purchased the collection at auction. The collection was originally complied by Gustave's daughter, Margarett.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Citation:
Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, circa 1892-circa 1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gerlmarg
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Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-gerlmarg
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Peabody Gallery of Art records, 1860-1972 and undated

Creator:
Peabody Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Pach, Walter  Search this
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles),  Search this
Raskin, Saul  Search this
Frick, Frank  Search this
Aitken, Robert Ingersoll  Search this
Rinehart, William Henry  Search this
Rabillon, Leonce  Search this
Cecere, Gaetano  Search this
Schuler, Hans  Search this
Dobbin, George W.  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell  Search this
Laessle, Albert  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh  Search this
Eaton, Charles James Madison  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Watson, Charles A.  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Art museums, University and college  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7154
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209288
AAA_collcode_peabgall
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209288

Edwin Coupland Shaw papers, 1864-1937

Creator:
Shaw, Edwin Coupland, 1863-1941  Search this
Subject:
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S.  Search this
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Fuller, George  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)  Search this
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William  Search this
Twachtman, John Henry  Search this
Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin)  Search this
Batts, J. E.  Search this
Walker, Horatio  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Turner, Helen Maria  Search this
Lathrop, William Langson  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Russman, Felix  Search this
Price, F. Newlin (Frederic Newlin)  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Frieseke, Frederick C. (Frederick Carl)  Search this
Hatfield, D. H.  Search this
Gerrity, Thomas F.  Search this
Young, J. W.  Search this
Murphy, John Francis  Search this
Ranger, Henry Ward  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Milch, Albert  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Wolf, Henry  Search this
Minns, Hervey W.  Search this
Dunbar, Thomas Whipple  Search this
Dewey, Charles M.  Search this
Carlsen, Emil  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Shonnard, Eugenie Frederica  Search this
Dougherty, Paul  Search this
Williams, Frederick Ballard  Search this
Purdy, W. Frank  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Eaton, Charles Warren  Search this
Derujinsky, Gleb W.  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Montross, N. E. (Newman E.),  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Sellstedt, Lars Gustaf  Search this
Davis, Warren  Search this
Russell, T. H. Thomas H.  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins  Search this
Torrey, Elliot  Search this
Johansen, John C. (John Christen)  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
Grand Central Art Galleries  Search this
Robert C. Vose Galleries  Search this
Carrig-Rohane Shop (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Howard Young Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Akron Art Institute  Search this
E.& A. Milch, Inc  Search this
Gorham Company.Dept. of Sculpture (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hatfield & Clark (Firm: Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
J.W. Young (Gallery)  Search this
R.C. & N.M. Vose (Firm)  Search this
Thomas Whipple Dunbar Art Galleries (Milwaukee, Wis.)  Search this
Thurber Art Galleries (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Ten American Painters (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8467
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210643
AAA_collcode_shawedwi
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210643

Paul Manship papers, 1863-1965

Creator:
Manship, Paul Howard, 1885-1966  Search this
Subject:
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Tarkington, Booth  Search this
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Kreis, Henry  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9036
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211225
AAA_collcode_manspaup
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211225

Isidore Konti papers, 1879-1956

Creator:
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
Subject:
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins  Search this
Roth, Frederick G.  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Eickemeyer, Rudolf  Search this
Keck, Charles  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Exhibition catalogs  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9160
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211354
AAA_collcode_kontisid
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211354

Isidore Konti, 1862-1938 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_72024

Edward Beale and Kit Carson

Artist:
Isidore Konti, 1862 - 1938  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Fitzgerald Beale, 1822 - 1893  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson, 24 Dec 1809 - 23 May 1868  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
406.4 x 213.4cm (160 x 84")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
late 19th-mid 20th Century
Topic:
Edward Fitzgerald Beale: Male  Search this
Edward Fitzgerald Beale: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Edward Fitzgerald Beale: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Edward Fitzgerald Beale: Science and Technology\Engineer  Search this
Edward Fitzgerald Beale: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Edward Fitzgerald Beale: Politics and Government\Politician  Search this
Edward Fitzgerald Beale: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Male  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Military\Soldier  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Trader\Fur trader  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Natural Resources\Scout  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Natural Resources\Guide  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Politics and Government\Government Official\Indian agent  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Natural Resources\Hunter  Search this
Christopher Houston Carson: Natural Resources\Trapper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
XX101 SAAM
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_XX101_SAAM

George Fisk Comfort

Artist:
Isidore Konti, 1862 - 1938  Search this
Sitter:
George Fisk Comfort, 1833 - 1910  Search this
Medium:
Painted plaster
Dimensions:
67.9cm (26 3/4") x 50.8cm (20") x 33cm (13")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1902
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
George Fisk Comfort: Male  Search this
George Fisk Comfort: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
George Fisk Comfort: Visual Arts\Founder  Search this
George Fisk Comfort: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
31.52 MMA
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_31.52_MMA

Jewish Settlement medal, United States, 1905

Obverse designer:
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Reverse designer:
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Editor:
Schiff, Jacob H  Search this
Manufacturer:
Deitsch Brothers [?]  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 76.1 mm; x 3 in
Object Name:
medal
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1905
Related event:
Unlinked Event  Search this
Credit Line:
Govt Transfer: US LB LC
ID Number:
NU.275799.0179
Accession number:
275799
Catalog number:
67.98409
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1103040

Konti, Isidore

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 135, Folder 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
n.d.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The Macbeth Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-macbgall-ref11595

Konti, Isidore

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 51, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1915
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The Macbeth Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-macbgall-ref8899

Konti, Isidore

Collection Creator:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Container:
Box 72, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Carnegie Institute Museum of Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-carninst-ref4458

Isidore Konti

Artist:
Elliott Daingerfield, 1859 - 1932  Search this
Sitter:
Isidore Konti, 1862 - 1938  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.3cm x 63.6cm (30 1/16" x 25 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1907
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Isidore Konti: Male  Search this
Isidore Konti: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Website: www.nationalacademy.org/
Object number:
322-P-754
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_322-P-754

Isidore Konti

Artist:
Paul Howard Manship, 24 Dec 1885 - 31 Jan 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Isidore Konti, 1862 - 1938  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
8.8cm x 8.8cm x 1.3cm (3 7/16" x 3 7/16" x 1/2"), Accurate
Type:
Medal
Date:
1915
Topic:
Isidore Konti: Male  Search this
Isidore Konti: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Minnesota Museum of Art
Website: www.mmaa.org/
Object number:
66.14.220
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_66.14.220

The Brook, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Konti, Isidore 1862-1938  Search this
Medium:
Bronze with dark brown patina
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Douglas Berman American Sculpture New York
Date:
Modeled 1901
Topic:
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F720013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470121

Pushing Athletes, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Konti, Isidore 1862-1938  Search this
Medium:
Bronze with dark brown patina
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Decorative arts
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Sport  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F720014
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470122

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