SAINT-GAUDENS, AUGUSTUS. (1848-1907). American sculptor; achieved major critical success for his monuments commemorating the Civil War; best remembered for the ‘Robert Gould Shaw Memorial’ on Boston Commons, ‘Abraham Lincoln: The Man’, and the grand equestrian statue of ‘William Tecumseh Sherman’; he designed the US $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle gold piece for the US Mint under Theodore Roosevelt’s personal request, which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful American coins ever issued, as well as the $10 “Indian Head” gold eagle. His signature, boldly written, “Augustus St. Gaudens / New York, April 25/92″ on an octavo leaf. Very fine condition.