Plaster sketch model, replica cast from original mold, 38 3/4 x 14 inches
(98.4 x 35.5 cm.), collection of SGNHS



Plaster sketch of three angels, archival photo



Plaster sketch model, replica cast from original mold, 38 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches
(98.4 x 32.4 cm.), collection of SGNHS

Morgan Tomb Project, 1879-80, 1883

Two figures (above, left and right) are all that remain of the project for the tomb of Governor Edwin D. Morgan of New York.  Morgan was one of Saint-Gaudens' early patrons. The tomb was commissioned while Saint-Gaudens was working on the Farragut Monument.  Stanford White designed the architectural form of the tomb.  The entire monument was to be forty feet high, with three figures in marble about nine feet high on a platform in the center.  While the figures were much admired at the time, the project was never completed, because the work in process was destroyed by fire in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut.  The figures were the inspiration for the Amor Caritas.