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HISTORICAL SOCIETY DOORS

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Doors

R. Clinton Perry (Sculptor), J. Woodley Gosling (Designer), Ellison, Kitson & Co. (Plaster Cast), Henry Bonnard Bronze Company (Bronze Caster)

1901

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Doors with Bronze Transom

 

Decorative Object

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 16.5 6.5 .5 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet N/A N/A N/A N/A

Description

Description
The proper right door is decorated with a female figure (representing Ethnology) holding a skull and Indian implements of peace and war.  The proper left door is decorated with a female figure (representing History) shading her eyes as if peering into the future seeking knowledge.  A lamp in her right hand represents the search for knowledge in the past.  The transom appears supported by one female figure holding a globe (representing Science) and another female figure holding a palette and brush (representing Art).  The door panels below the figures are inset with plaques, which read: "These Gates the Gift of Andrew Langdon to the Buffalo Historical Society. A.D., M.C.M."
 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
The artwork for the bronze doors and transom are based on sketches and suggestions made by then Historical Society President, Andrew Langdon. The doors weigh 1,200 pounds each and the transom weighs 1,500 pounds.



 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
 
Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 2001 Fair Very Good N/A N/A Yes

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
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