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Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)

Object Number: 
1948.83
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Dark brown/ochre patinated bronze, lost wax method
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 19 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on inner surface [twice]: "R W Gilder 1909"
Description: 
Death mask
Gallery Label: 
Gilder, a native of Bordentown, N.J., made his mark in the field of journalism. He became editor of the publication "Hours at Home," and when it merged with "Scribner's Monthly" in 1870 he remained as assistant and then managing editor. "Scribner's" eventually became "The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine," one of the leading periodicals of the last quarter of the 19th century, and Gilder was its editor in chief.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Heirs of Mr. Richard Watson Gilder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group