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Charles Sumner

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This portrait, the first American sculpture to enter the Museum's collection, conveys the resolve and uncompromising idealism of celebrated Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner. Sumner met Crawford while traveling in Europe in 1839 and found support and patronage for the sculptor.

Provenance

Charles Sumner (1811-1874), Boston; by bequest to the Museum.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Sumner

1842

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 68.6 x 35.6 x 26.5cm (27 x 14 x 10 7/16in.) Base (marble socle): 17.78 x 27.31 cm (7 x 10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

74.30.1

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture