Pair of Marble Roundels
A pair of marble roundels (American, 1891) by Karl Theodore Francis Bitter (American, 1867-1915) framed by wreaths and held by gilt female figures of "Fame", installed above the windows in the main stair landing at Marble House. The roundel on the left (PSNC.14505.1) features a bas relief profile of Richard Morris Hunt (American, 1827-1895), the architect of Marble House, looking right and reads "AD 1891 / RICH MORRIS HUNT." The roundel on the right (PSNC.14505.2) features a bas relief profile of Jules Hardouin Mansart (French, 1646-1708), the architect behind much of Versailles, looking to the left and reads "JH MANSART."
Gift of the Estate of Mr. Frederick H. Prince, 1963.
The Magazine Antiques (April, 1995) P. 609, Pl.8
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