Davida: Model & Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Davida: Model & Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

by Karen Ingalls


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This is the story of the love affair between Davida Johnson Clark and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. She was his model for such works as Diana, Amor Caritas and other sculptures. From the 1880's to the early 1900's he was America's premier and most famous sculptor. They had one son. Though they never married they shared unconditional love for one another for more than twenty years. Little is known about Davida so the author has fictionalized her biographical information except the works for which she posed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530397877
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Karen Ingalls is the only surviving great grandchild of Davida and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. She is an accomplished author of two books. Her first one is a non-fiction, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which has won an award. Her first novel Novy's Son has been named Book of the Month with Rave Reviews Book Club. Her purpose in writing Davida is two-fold. One is to bring the deserved recognition to her work as a model. The second purpose is to bring honor to her grandfather who spent his entire life in the shadow of being a "bastard" child. Her grandfather was a kind, loving, and generous gentleman who deserves to be relieved of the stigma which came from being born out of wedlock during the Victorian era.

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