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Isabel Cottier (Ella) by Olin Levi Warner

Isabel Cottier (Ella) by Olin Levi Warner



The stained-glass designer and brilliant art entrepreneur Daniel Cottier, who moved to New York from London in the early 1870s, met the sculptor Olin Levi Warner (1844-1896) soon after he had returned to New York from studying in Paris. Cottier offered the struggling artist friendship and studio space and helped him launch his career. Warner produced busts of both Daniel and his daughter, Isabella Cottier (seen here).



  • Artwork title: Isabel Cottier (Ella)
  • Edition: Limited edition of 1000
  • Proof of Ownership: Certification on the Ethereum blockchain under the ERC1155 protocol. Each artwork is delivered privately and directly to collectors as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that guarantee proof of ownership.
  • Format: Pieces consist of PNG files sized 2160x3840 pixels - 150 dpi.
  • Medium: Sculpture

  • Artwork Materials: Cast plaster

  • Contract Address: 0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e
  • ID: 2749212597480566...




The son of an itinerant New England Methodist minister who had no money to support his interest in sculpture, Olin Levi Warner worked as a telegrapher for six years to pay for a trip to Paris, where he became one of the first Americans to study sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts between 1869 and 1872.  By his mid-thirties, Warner enjoyed national recognition for his portrait busts and statues. He also designed several well-known ideals or allegorical pieces, especially Diana and Twilight. At the height of his career, he was commissioned to decorate the main doors of the Library of Congress. After finishing the first, he was killed in a bicycling accident in New York’s Central Park.



  • Historical curatorship: HARI - Historical Art Research Institute (HARI Editions)
  • Artwork: Olin Levi Warner
  • Year of original publication: 1882
  • Post-production: HARI - Historical Art Research Institute (HARI Editions)
  • Digital art supervisor: Marie-Lou Desmeules
  • Editorial: Braden Phillips
  • Historical research: Evangelos Rosios, Braden Phillips
  • Executive production: Victor Zabrockis



  • Source of artwork: Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Underlying work rights: CC0
  • Digital copyrights: CC0