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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Photos 1 & 2
Photo 3
Photos 5 & 6


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 4: Samuel G. Ward, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
[Graphic] Photo 4 with link to higher quality photo.
(Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site)

Questions for Photos 4

1. How would you define "bas-relief" based on this image? How is this form of sculpture different from the Adams Memorial?

2. Who is the person in the bas-relief? What might the bas-relief indicate about the nature of this person?

3. What inscriptions or markings can you read on the bas-relief?

4. Does this image look realistic? What is your opinion of the work?

5. How does a bas-relief differ from a photograph? a painting?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 4, but be aware that the file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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