Detail, left side, bronze relief plaque,
4 feet 6 inches by 5 feet
(1.37 x 1.52 m.)




Detail, right side, bronze relief plaque,
4 feet 6 inches by 5 feet
(1.37 x 1.52 m.)

David Stewart Mausoleum, 1883

David Stewart (1810-1891) was a New Yorker with interests in coal and iron mining, as owner of the Stewart Iron Works in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. In 1830 he married Adelia Smith. They had four children; the oldest, Isabella, later became famous as "Mrs. Jack" Gardner of Boston, founder of the Gardner museum. Two bronze reliefs, each with a seated angel, constitute the principal decorations of this mausoleum, which was designed by architect Stanford White of the firm of McKim, Mead and White. Louis St. Gaudens may have designed and modeled the putti and other figures on the reliefs. The tomb is in a Brooklyn, New York, cemetery.