Davida Johnson Clark

Davida Johnson Clark (1869-1910) was born Albertina Hultgren or Hulgren, in Sweden. She immigrated to New York as a child, and became an artist's model. She received her new name from Saint-Gaudens, who coined "Davida" presumably after Michelangelo's sculpture David. Davida was the model for the Morgan Tomb angels in 1879, and became the sculptor's mistress shortly thereafter. The couple had a son, Louis, in 1889. Davida continued to model for Saint-Gaudens throughout their relationship, which lasted until the sculptor's illness kept him confined to Cornish. Davida modeled for the Amor Caritas and the head of Diana