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Greenough was America's first important sculptor in marble. Inspired by painter Washington Allston, whose work is displayed nearby, Greenough traveled to Italy to seek professional training. In Rome, he apprenticed with Danish master Bertel Thorwaldsen, among the era's leading Neoclassical...

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Provenance

Mr. Whitwell, Boston; William Sturgis, Boston; Peter Charden Brooks, Medford, Massachusetts; Edward Everett, Cambridge, Massachusetts; William Everett, Quincy, Massachusetts; John Horrigan, Quincy; Gerald Horrigan, Braintree, Massachusetts; purchased in 1973 by the Museum.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

1839

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 64.1 x 130.8 x 57.2cm (25 1/4 x 51 1/2 x 22 1/2in.) Mount (Rolling steel base with 7/8" thick painted wooden skirts): 91.4 x 103.8 x 180 cm (36 x 40 7/8 x 70 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.601

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture