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Maker(s):De Lisio, Michael
Culture:American (1911 - 2003)
Title:Shakespeare and Company
Date Made:1970-1973
Type:Sculpture
Materials:eleven bronze figures on oak base with bronze letters along front edge
Place Made:United States
Measurements:overall: 14 x 48 x 30 1/8 in.; 35.56 x 121.92 x 76.5175 cm; overall height with base: 13 7/16 in.; 34.1313 cm
Narrative Inscription:  signed and inscribed on each of the ten figures: DE LISIO S & C 1/5 [and circular founder's mark of Joel Meissner, Inc.]
Accession Number:  SC 1979.15
Credit Line:Purchased
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
large base with sculpture title in bronze letters to which small full figure portraits of various writers with chairs and desks are attached producing a vignette; man; woman; portrait; furniture; reading/reading material

Label Text:
The nine literary figures here depicted at Shakespeare and Company, the Paris bookshop of American Sylvia Beach, are: James Joyce, Paul Vallery, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, André Gide, Adrienne Monnier, and Miss Beach, the proprietor. A bust of William Shakespeare stands atop a bookcase.

Tags:
men; women; interiors; literature

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