Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852.

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Birth 1805-09-06
Death 1852-12-18

Biographical notes:


From the description of Letter of Horatio Greenough, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450551

Journalist, anthologist, author.

From the description of Letter to Rufus Wilmot Griswold [manuscript], ca. 1851. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880477

From the description of Letter to Rufus Wilmot Griswold, ca. 1851. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 35035734

Greenough was a Boston sculptor influenced greatly by Italian artists. He is most noted for a huge Olympian semi-nude sculpture in Washington which now stands in the Smithsonian.

From the description of Correspondence, 1830-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122632083

American sculptor; studied art in Rome; most famous statue is of George Washington.

From the description of Letter : Florence, to George Washington Greene, Rome, 1839 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22472990

From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to William C. Preston, Columbia, S.C., 1842 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22473013

American sculptor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Richard Henry Wilde, 1836 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270958256

Sculptor; Florence, Italy.

First of the American neoclassical sculptors, Greenough was born into a well-to-do family, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1825. In that year, he went to Rome to pursue classical studies, until illness forced his return to America in 1827. The following year, he returned to Italy and established a studio in Florence. In 1832, Greenough received a commission from Congress to execute a colossal GEORGE WASHINGTON, the first major sculptural commission given to an American. Although he worked in Florence, the majority of his patrons were Americans.

From the description of Horatio Greenough sketchbook and drawings, 1823-1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122394572


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