Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1819-02-12
Death 1895-10-07
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

William Wetmore Story was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1840, left the United States in 1847 and spent the rest of his life in Rome. There he began his career as a sculptor, working mostly in marble.

From the description of Letters sent, 1860, 1875. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 77798425

American expatriate William Wetmore Story had talent and success in diverse pursuits. After graduating from Harvard, he practised law in Boston, while nurturing an interest in the arts. He gradually moved to Rome, and earned a reputation as a sculptor. He also wrote extensively, and published poetry, a novel, and essays on a variety of topics, including art and law. He was well-known among his peers, and he and his wife were at the center of an English-speaking community of artists in Italy. His numerous friends included Hawthorne, Thackeray, and Robert Browning.

From the description of William Wetmore Story letter to General Howard, 1879 May 6. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55059395

American sculptor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Story, Campfer, to W.E. Darwin, 1891 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270579086

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Boston, to Harper & Brothers, 1856 Mar. 3-1856 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580348

From the description of Autograph document signed : Rome, 1875 May 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574251

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rome, to his son Julian, 1894 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575344

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Rome], to George Ticknor Curtis, [ca. 1880]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129788

From the description of In the Glen at Vallombrosa : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript of the poem signed with initials, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580840

From the description of The Spanish Armada : Rome : autograph poem signed, 1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581177

American sculptor, writer.

From the description of Letters, 1848-1858. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122571507

American sculptor and author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (10) : various places, mostly Rome, to John W. Field (9) and his wife (1), 1873 Oct. 14-1887 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580244

William Wetmore Story was an American poet, sculptor, and essayist who resided in Rome from 1856.

From the description of W.W. Story poem and letter, 1877 and 1891. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 41174775

William Wetmore Story was an American sculptor and poet. He went to Italy in 1848 and later befriended Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

From the description of Letter, Palazzo Barberini, Roma, to H. Cholmondeley Pennell, Conservation Club, London, 1866 February 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 39562355

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Subjects:

  • Sculptors--Correspondence
  • Sculpture, Greek--Copying
  • Sculpture galleries
  • Pioneers
  • Literature publishing
  • Artists
  • Poetry
  • American literature--19th century
  • Plaster casts
  • Poetry, Modern--19th century
  • Sculpture, Roman--Copying
  • Correspondence
  • Authors, English--Correspondence
  • Artists--Correspondence
  • Authors and publishers--19th century

Occupations:

  • Sculptors
  • Authors, American

Places:

  • Rome (Italy) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Boston (as recorded)
  • Rome (Italy) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)