Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852.

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Sculptor.

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

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Duveen, Albert,. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Roberts, Charles,. Charles Roberts autograph collection, 1773-1938. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Horatio Greenough : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918,. Miscellaneous artists' letters, receipts and exhibition announcements, 1731-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Correspondence, 1830-1852. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Weir family. Weir family papers, 1823-1930. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Letter of Horatio Greenough, undated. Library of Congress
creatorOf Greenough family. Greenough family letters, 1813-1891. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Papers of Ralph Waldo Emerson [manuscript], 1822-1930 (bulk 1830-1877). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Autograph letter signed Horatio Greenough to: "My dear Chapman" July 7, 1848. Wellesley College
referencedIn Greenough, Henry, 1807-1883. Henry Greenough letter to George Washington Warren [manuscript], 1877 March 30. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Richard Henry Wilde, 1836 Dec. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McGuigan, Mary,. Mary and John F. McGuigan artists' letters collection, 1893-1931 (bulk 1926-1931). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. [Letter] 1839 April 16, Florence [to] John Greenough, Livorno. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf McGuigan, Mary K.,. Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1826-1938. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cranch, John, 1807-1891. John Cranch papers, 1831-1892. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Letter to Rufus Wilmot Griswold, ca. 1851. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mason, Jonathan, Jr., 1795-1884. Recollections of a septuaginarian, [1866?]-1881. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876. Papers, 1816-1876. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Letter, 1851 July 25, Switzerland, to Henry Greenough, Cambridge [Mass.]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Horatio Greenough sketchbook and drawings, 1823-1851. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. Letter, 1830 March 31, Cambridgeport, Mass., to Professor Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. Letter, 1831 March 6, Cambridgeport [Mass.], to Professor Ticknor [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Wright, Nathalia. Nathalia Wright collection of Greenough family correspondence, 1830-1873. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers, 1793-1944, (bulk 1807-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. Papers, 1818-1843. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872). Library of Congress
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Letter to Rufus Wilmot Griswold [manuscript], ca. 1851. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Fenimore Cooper collection, 1792-1976, 1792-1894 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McGuigan, Mary K.,. Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1893-1931 (bulk 1926-1931). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. Letters, 1852-1869, New York. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry. Stearns-Ames collection, [ca. 1838-1894]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Letter : Washington, D.C., to William C. Preston, Columbia, S.C., 1842 Dec. 16. George Washington University
creatorOf Wright, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd), 1876-1950,. W. Lloyd Wright papers. George Washington University
creatorOf GREENOUGH, HORATIO. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Carson, Joseph, Mrs. Autograph collection, 1785-1945 (bulk 1814-1890). Winterthur Library
creatorOf Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852. Letter : Florence, to George Washington Greene, Rome, 1839 Jan. 28. George Washington University
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associatedWith Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. person
associatedWith Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Carson, Joseph, Mrs. person
associatedWith Chapman. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 person
associatedWith Cranch, John, 1807-1891. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert, person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Greene, George Washington, 1811-1883. person
associatedWith Greenough family. family
associatedWith Greenough, Henry, 1807-1883. person
associatedWith Greenough, John. person
associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857, person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918, person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 person
associatedWith Mason, Jonathan, Jr., 1795-1884. person
associatedWith McGuigan, Mary, person
associatedWith McGuigan, Mary K., person
correspondedWith Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Preston, William C. (William Campbell), 1794-1860. person
associatedWith Roberts, Charles, person
associatedWith Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
associatedWith Weir family. family
associatedWith Wilde, Richard Henry, 1789-1847, person
associatedWith Wright, Nathalia. person
associatedWith Wright, W. Lloyd (William Lloyd), 1876-1950, person
associatedWith Wunder, Richard P., person
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Birth 1805-09-06

Death 1852-12-18

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