Portrait bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes with separate socle. Subject's head turned to proper right.
Proper left side of bust signed: Sidney Morse Sculpt
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."
The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes