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Bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Marks

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

about 1880

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

65.258

Medium or Technique

Porcelain (parian)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture