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Castor and Pollux

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Greenough, born in Boston, was the first American sculptor to study in Italy. He traveled to Rome in 1825 and settled in Florence, where he trained with Lorenzo Bartolini, who encouraged his students to study human anatomy and to sketch from live models. In classical mythology, Castor and Pollux...

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Provenance

Mrs. Horatio Greenough, Boston

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Horatio Greenough

about 1847

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 88 x 114.8 x 4.4cm (34 5/8 x 45 3/16 x 1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

92.2642

Medium or Technique

Marble,with original black walnut frame

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture