Paris 1882 - New York City, New York, United States 1935

Maker: American Art Foundry, New York

Dr. James Sibley Watson, Jr.

Dr. James Sibley Watson, Jr.




Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 x 8 x 9 34 in.

artist’s signature, on neck, below left ear: G LACHAISE 1927
foundry mark, on base: AMERICAN ART FDRY N.Y.

Acc. No.: 90.3

Credit Line: Gift of a friend of the Gallery, by exchange, 90.3

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Rochester Memorial Art Gallery

© Artist:


  • 1990, Gift of a friend of the Gallery, by exchange


  • Museum's website, 21 April 2010
  • 1926 Thayer
    Scofield Thayer, ed. The Dial. v. 80 (January 1926) : ill. p. between p. 48-49
  • 1964 Joost
    Nicholas Joost. Scofield Thayer and The Dial. Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, 1964, ill. p. between p. 268-269
  • 1979 Watson
    Mrs. Hildegarde Lasell Watson. The Edge of the Woods. Rochester, NY : James S. Watson, Jr., 1979, p. 100-102, ill.
  • 1985 Carr and Christman
    Carolyn Kinder Carr and Margaret C. S. Christman. Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture. Washington, D.C. : National Portrait Gallery, 1985, p. 82-83
  • 1988 Brayer
    Elizabeth Brayer. Magnum Opus: The Story of the Memorial Art Gallery, 1913-1988. Rochester, NY : Memorial Art Gallery, 1988 : p. 66, 182
  • 1990 Gallery Notes
    "New Acquisition Honors Gallery Patron" Memorial Art Gallery. Gallery Notes. (September-October 1990) : p. 7.
  • 2006 Culbert
    Cynthia L. Culbert, "Gaston Lachaise: Fountain Figure" Marjorie B. Searl, ed. Seeing America: painting and sculpture from the collection of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. Rochester, NY : Memorial Art Gallery, 2006 : p. 209


  • Museum's website, 21 April 2010:
    Lachaise's friend, James Sibley Watson, Jr., was a member of MAG's founding family. This remarkably talented individual is best known for his editorship of the avant-garde publication "The Dial," where he worked with literary figures like e.e. cummings and Marianne Moore, as well as his early ventures into motion pictures, including the making of "The Fall of the House of Usher." Watson was married to Hildegarde Lasell Watson, who starred in the film and whose portrait sculpture by Lachaise is also owned by the Memorial Art Gallery (67.11).