Vinnie Ream; Printed for Private Distribution Only and to Preserve a Few Souvenirs of Artist Life from 1865 to 1878

Vinnie Ream; Printed for Private Distribution Only and to Preserve a Few Souvenirs of Artist Life from 1865 to 1878

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...prefer not to be led into a controversy with artists, whose feelings are unusually sensitive, yet as you ask me a plain question I will give you a plain answer. In going to the Senate chamber on two separate occasions lately I was attracted by the crowd to look at the various models of the Farragut Statue now exposed in the lower vestibule. Of these the plaster model of "Vinnie Ream" struck me decidedly as the best likeness and recalled the memory of the Admiral's face and figure more perfectly than any of the Models there on exhibition. With great respect, Your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, General. Washington City, February 10, 1873. Dear Sir: I have just been to the Capitol to examine the models for Statues of Farragut, and in my opinion the bust of Miss Vinnie Ream is the only likeness of the Admiral in the lot, and a very good likeness it is. In this opinion I agree with Mrs. Farragut. I think the wife of the man who is to be put in marble should be the best judge whether or not the likeness is a good one, and as Mrs. Farragut as well as the Nation is to be gratified, I think her voice in the matter should be attended to. I shall be glad at any time if she shall get the award, and wants my opinion on the subject, to give it to her. Very truly yours, David D. Porter, Admiral. Dr. C. C. Cox, 1335 F Street. New York, February 27th. Dear Miss Ream: I am in receipt of your note, and have much pleasure in bearing testimony to the fidelity of your bust of the late Admiral Farragut. My acquaintance with the Admiral was long, and most intimate, and I think your likeness of him remarkably faithful. I am, moreover, glad to know that others, who also knew him well, regard it with equal favor. I am, yours sincerely, Samuel Wetmore. more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 196 x 248 x 6mm | 117.93g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236602307
  • 9781236602305