Photographic studies for a bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Title

Photographic studies for a bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Subject

Photographs
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923 (artist)

Description

Sculptor Truman Howe Bartlett made these photographs and measurements of Holmes at the age of 75 with the intention of making a bust, but the project was abandoned as “the necessary sittings were irksome to the subject.” After Holmes’ death, the City of Boston commissioned a bust to be made, and Bartlett secured the work for one of his former students, Richard Edwin Brooks (1865-1919), and passed over to him the glass negatives of the photographs. The original bronze bust was sculpted in Paris by Brooks in 1896 and presented to the Boston Public Library; a copy was made for the Boston Medical Library and placed in Holmes Hall.

Abstract

Four photographs of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) used as a model for the bronze bust sculpture

Creator

Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923

Date Created

1875, circa

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 Art Collection

Format

image

Extent

4 photographs

Medium

black and white photograph

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002135

Provenance

Reproduced from originals in the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002135_dref.jpg

Citation

Bartlett, Truman Howe, 1835-1923, “Photographic studies for a bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes,” OnView, accessed February 26, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6276.

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