New Book on Augustus Saint-Gaudens Puritan Statue
Contact: Henry Duffy, (603) 675-2175 x112
Contact: Gregory C. Schwarz, (603) 675-2175 x107
A new book, In Homage to Worthy Ancestors: The Puritan, The Pilgrim, with contributions by leading Saint-Gaudens scholars, brings the story of two iconic American sculptures to life. Published in June, 2011, the 112 page book is extensively illustrated with both black and white and color photographs. New photography of the monuments was commissioned for this book, and historic images are included, some never published before. Meet the authors for a book signing, Friday, July 8, 2011, 5:00 P.M. There will be a special presentation to Sir Thomas R. Moore, President and Sarah Chapin Langham, Executive Director of the Laurence Levine Charitable Fund, Inc., funders of the project.
Did You Know?
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ home was actually built in 1817 as an Inn. A large ball room once occupied half of the second floor. When Augustus first saw the house in 1885, he thought it dreary and forlorn.