The Farragut, The Randall and the Morgan Monuments
And now to return to St. Gaudens—the “god-like sculptor,” as Robert Louis Stevenson called him—and the Farragut statue, the Randall memorial, Morgan’s angels, and the letters exchanged by White in New York and St. Gaudens in Paris, introducing the correspondence with a quotation from Homer St. Gaudens, the sculptor’s son:1
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- 1.From the Architectural Record, Volume XXX.Google Scholar
- 2.The agreement was written by Mead, on yellow scratch paper, and called for a division of profits—after all expenses had been paid—as follows: McKim, 42%; Mead, 33%; and White 25%. That first year the profits amounted to something less than $5,000Google Scholar
- 3.Louis was lovable, and probably the chief love of Augustus’ life. He was gone once, nobody knew where. When he returned he announced that he was married. Before his brother could collect himself for a question, he continued, “She’s dead.” And that’s all Augustus ever knew of Louis’ marriage.Google Scholar