Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 24" X Width 18"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 8"
Height without base 23"
Originally designed as fountain figures for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, "Descending Night" and its companion piece, "Rising Day," captivated audiences with their timeless elegance. Following the exhibition, Weinman reproduced both works in two sizes, offering collectors the opportunity to cherish these masterpieces in their own spaces. One size measures approximately 24 inches tall, while the other measures approximately 57 inches.
Adolph A. Weinman's immense talent and contributions to the world of sculpture were widely recognized during his lifetime. He received numerous awards, including the Fine Arts Medal of the American Institute of Architects in 1930, the Honorary Presidency and Medal of Honor of the National Sculpture Society in 1948, and the Gold Medal from prestigious institutions such as the Architectural League of New York (1913), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1924), and the National Academy of Design (1945). Serving as the president of the National Sculpture Society from 1928 to 1931, Weinman also held esteemed positions in the New York City Art Commission (1924-1928) and the National Commission of Fine Arts (1928-1932). Elected as a full member of the National Academy of Design in 1911, he was also a member of the American Numismatic Society and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Adolph A. Weinman's remarkable career brought honor not only to himself but also to his adopted country. He passed away on August 8, 1952, in Port Chester, New York, leaving behind an enduring legacy of artistic brilliance and profound contributions to the world of sculpture.