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9. Penelope     (Franklin Simmons, c.1891 Marble)
and Brenda     (Edwin Owre, 1966. painted wood.)

These are two life-size statues of exceptional merit, one classical in subject and execution (Penelope); the other work, (Brenda) the artist's wife, is deeply influenced by cubism and the painterly style and subject matter of Willem de Kooning. They are effectively juxtaposed in the Marble Court of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum. These works, in a highly compressed way, tell us the story of sculpture's history from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

 
Ed Owre, Brenda, 1966.
   
  Franklin Simmons, Penelope, c. 1891.