Joseph Winn Fiske (American, b. 1832) painted garden zinc figure of Virtue, after the Greek deity of virtue Arete, holding and feeding a bird, possibly after a design by George Fisher & Bro. (1867-1901). The base reads: J. W. FISKE 26.28 PARK PLACE NEW YORK. 39" H. 41.5 lbs. American, late 19th century. CONDITION: Later added paint. Old repaired break to one wing of bird. Base edge with losses, especially to rear base facet.
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