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A work made of bronze, dark brown patina.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze, dark brown patina.


Modeled and cast 1878


Olin Levi Warner (American, 1844–1896)
Probably cast by Jno. Williams, Inc. (American, 1875-1956)
New York

About this artwork

Olin Levi Warner was one of the first Americans to study sculpture in Paris, enrolling at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1869, when the focus of training for contemporary sculptors shifted from Italy to France. Twilight is perhaps the earliest example of an ideal subject by the artist, who also sculpted portraits. Balancing her weight on her toes, the partially draped female figure draws a veil over her head, signifying the approach of night. With her arms wrapped above and below her face, this personification of twilight’s fleeting moments is surrounded by a sense of mystery.


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Arts of the Americas


Olin Levi Warner (Sculptor)




New York City (Object made in)

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Modeled 1878


Bronze, dark brown patina


85.7 × (diam. of base) 24.4 cm (33 3/4 × 9 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Perry and Gertrude Herst Endowed Fund

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