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Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)

Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)
Title
Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)
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 )
Description 
Death mask
Credit Line 
Gift of the Heirs of Mr. Richard Watson Gilder
Object Number 
1948.83
Marks 
inscribed: on ineer surface [twice]: "R W Gilder 1909"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group