The Bride

Reg Butler, British, 1913–1981

The Bride, 1956–61

Cast bronze
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University

Reg Butler worked on The Bride over a span of five years, in a tree-filled garden similar to the gothic courtyard in which the sculpture resides today. Butler's casting technique allowed him to capture minute details, resulting in the sculpture's tree-like textured surface.