Give Us Grace

Depicting the family of man, celebrates a harmony that transcends human differences. It represents a dance of joy, tolerance, and consensus in which all humankind joins.

Bronze—Edition of five
80" x 60" x 16"

Give Us Grace (Above Right)
"The Compassionate Spirit: Sculpture and Fresco by George R. Anthonisen,"
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
September 12 - November 27, 1996

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere,
Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind,
Spare to us our friends,
Soften to us our enemies,
Bless us if it may be,
In all our innocent endeavors,
If it may not,
Give us the strength to encounter that which is to come,
That we may be brave in peril,
Constant in tribulation,
Temperate in wrath,
And in all changes of fortune,
And down to the gates of death,
Loyal and loving,
To one another.

Robert Louis Stevenson, "Prayer,"
inscription on the Memorial, Church of St. Giles


As of November 2016, Caryatid and Give Us Grace were installed on the grounds of the Michener Museum thanks to the generosity of benefactors Susan Klein, Mary C. Palmer, and Robert M. Yacubian and are now part of the Museum's permanent collection.

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