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Penelope Jencks
"Eleanor Roosevelt" Maquette
Bonded Bronze
14.5" x 9" x 5.75"

Also Available:
"Eleanor Roosevelt" Monument
Bronze on a Granite Rock
8' H

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"Eleanor Roosevelt" Maquette is shown on display at the Sculptureworks, Inc. 2003 "Beauties, Beasts, and Books . . ." Sculpture Show and Sale in Monroe, LA. Photograph by Elizabeth Loggins.
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"Eleanor Roosevelt" Maquette is shown on display at the Sculptureworks, Inc. 2001 "The Garden of Eden" Sculpture Show and Sale at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
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Sculptor Penelope Jencks with "Eleanor Roosevelt" Maquette models.
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The "Eleanor Roosevelt" Maquette is shown on display at the Flower Mound, TX, Public Library.

"Eleanor Roosevelt" Maquette is the study piece for the "Eleanor Roosevelt" Monument. The "Eleanor Roosevelt" Monument was unveiled by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in Manhattan's Riverside Park (New York, NY) in October of 1996. Since its dedication, the monument has become a focal point for neighbors and visitors alike.

Sculptor Penelope Jencks was chosen out of over 400 applicants to sculpt the "Eleanor Roosevelt" Monument, which was sponsored in part by the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument Fund and the City of New York. Penelope began her work on the piece in 1992, studying hundreds of photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt. She chose a contemplative pose for the sculpture, to suggest the complicated inner life of Eleanor Roosevelt. Her sculpture also captures Mrs. Roosevelt's dignity, simple humanity, and thoughtfulness. The sculpture's face expresses wisdom and compassion as it looks off into the distance.

Penelope Jencks grew up in a household where Eleanor Roosevelt was revered and quoted often. Thus, Penelope has said that while she worked on this project, she felt a much stronger sense of identification with Eleanor Roosevelt than she had with any other of her previous subjects.

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