Female Figure; Figure of Diana with bow in left hand (goddess in classical Greek Mythology)

Diana with a Bow, 1890

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hobbsexpand_more  64.62

Diana, the ancient Roman goddess of the hunt, has just released an arrow from her bow. The small crescent in her hair refers to her role as moon goddess. The American artist Frederick William MacMonnies studied and worked in Europe, becoming well known both there and in the United States. His naturalistic portrayals of nudes, at times deemed too risqué for American tastes, caused some controversy when publicly exhibited—which only made them more popular. His sculptures were often reproduced in various sizes. This one was made life-size, in the 30-inch size shown here, and also in an 18-inch version.

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Title
Diana with a Bow
Artist Life
1863 - 1937
Role
Sculptor
Accession Number
64.62
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Female Figure; Figure of Diana with bow in left hand (goddess in classical Greek Mythology)