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Bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes

about 1880
Sidney Morse (American, 1833–1903)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall (bust): 25.4 x 18.1 x 10.8 cm (10 x 7 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.) Overall (pedestal): 10.2 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm (4 x 4 3/4 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

65.258a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain (parian)

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

Portrait bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes with separate socle. Subject’s head turned to proper right.

Signed

Proper left side of bust signed: Sidney Morse Sculpt

Markings

Proper left side marked: "PUBLISHED BY J.McD&S." Reverse inscribed with a quotation of one of Holmes' poems, "For him in vain the envious seasons roll. Who bears eternal summer in his soul. Holmes."

Credit Line

The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes