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"No. 4, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, View on Main Drive.  Taber Photo"
(Pecheuse au filet (Fisherwoman with net) is on the left, Autumn is on the right)


 

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"No. 15, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Pecheuse au filet et L'Autumne.  Taber Photo"
(The original caption is reversed. Pecheuse au filet (Fisherwoman with net) is on the right, and Autumn is on the left.)

 

"Venus Coming Out of Bath. (Canova.)"
"No. 64, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
"Venus. (Canova.)"
"No. 32, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 

"Venus of Milo. (Antique.)"
"No. 57, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
"Danseuse. (Canova.)"
"No. 26, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 

"Antinous. (Antique.)"
"No. 8, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
"Hebe."
"No. 50, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"

 

"Gryphon."
"No. 34, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
"Venus Genetrix. (Antique.)"
"No. 65, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"

 

"Danseuse. (Canova.)"
"No. 60, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
"The Surprise. (Canova.)"
"No. 3, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"

 

"Children Supporting Vase."
"No. 22, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Conservatory in background
"Demosthenes. (Antique.)"
"No. 6, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"


 

"Claquer."
"No. 89, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Conservatory in background
Source: Western Neighborhoods Project
"Birds Nesting."
"No. 10, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 79, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Group of Boys.  Taber Photo"
Source: OAC (link)

 


"No. 23, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Vace near lower Gate.  Taber Photo"

 


"No. 51, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, The Satyr's Dream.  Taber Photo"

 


Satyr statue, c 1951
Image courtesy of Dorothy Broder

 


"Sutro Heights, 1885 - Statue of demigod, attributed to Schmit. Probably taken is statuary."
Source: Western Neighborhoods Project


 



Apollo Belvedere bust   (WNPCHP)
 

ebay image

 

 


"Sutro Heights, 1896"
Believed to be King Leopold II of Belgium
Source: Western Neighborhoods Project
(example of a similar bust sold at auction here)

 


"Sutro Heights, 1896 - Bust of Woman displayed on a pedestal"
Believed to be King Leopold II's wife, Marie Henriette
Source: Western Neighborhoods Project

 




Venus of Milo
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke
 


"Venus de Medici"
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke

 

 

Statues in the 1910s or ‘20s
Photo possibly taken by Harry Walter Calvert Gendar (1870–1945)
The reverse reads, “Some fairies in Sutro’s gardens caught when they were not looking."
Scan courtesy of Jeannine Gendar
"Sutro Heights, 1933 - Statue of Leprechaun in Carriage Circle"
Source: Western Neighborhoods Project


 


Adonis (above), Summer and Fisher Girl (below)
Image courtesy of John Martini


 


"Pigeon House and Adonis Statue."
Image courtesy of Dennis O'Rorke


 


    
"Lion at Main Gate by Geefs."
1886, Taber


  
Photo of lion statue in storage, 5-18-2005  (left of statue: Betsy Best-Martini)
National Park Service

 

 

 


"Diana. (Antique.) Versallies."
"No. 9, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Cal., 1886, Taber Photo"
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archive & Records Center
 


Photo of Diana statue in storage, 5-18-2005
National Park Service
 

Article on the original statue of Diana the Huntress that Adolph had copied for the Heights:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_of_Versailles
 

 


Stag statue from Sutro Heights


 

Planter fragments in museum storage

 

 

 


Guidebook


 


PLAN OF SUTRO HEIGHTS, CLIFF HOUSE & SEAL ROCKS
(see index above for location of statues)

 

 

 

- Newspaper Clippings -
 


New York Times - 20 Sep 1885

 


The Examiner - 30 Apr 1891
Reference to Bacchus statue

 


The Semi Weekly Standard Herald - Feb 3 1893

 


The San Francisco Examiner - Apr 8 1893
Statuary purchased at Woodward's Gardens auction

 


The San Francisco Examiner - 07 May 1934
 



The San Francisco Examiner - 31 Mar 1938
 


The San Francisco Examiner - 28 Oct 1940


 



The San Francisco Examiner - 03 Dec 1951

It's possible the above statue is a satyr or bacchus lifting a drinking cup.  The below photo likely shows it
prior to the destruction.  The full photo can be seen here.

 

 

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