Cast of the fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Title

Cast of the fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Subject

Bronze (metal)
Casts (sculpture)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923 (artist)

Description

Made at the request of librarian James Read Chadwick, the bronzed fist of Holmes was displayed in the original Holmes Hall of the Boston Medical Library’s building following the memorial meeting on October 30, 1894. The sculptor, Truman Howe Bartlett, claimed that when asked if he would hold a pen while the mould was being made, Holmes refused and, doubling up his fist like a prizefighter's, said,"Take it that way; that does not show the old man’s wrinkles, does it?"

Abstract

Fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) cast in bronze

Creator

Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923

Date Created

1886 January 29

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Artifact Collection

Format

image

Extent

1 cast

Medium

bronze

Type

physical object

Identifier

DigID0002126

Provenance

From the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002126_dref.jpg

Citation

Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923, “Cast of the fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 16, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6265.

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