Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building; Including Biographies of the Artists

Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building; Including Biographies of the Artists

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...in the Pan American and the Charleston Cotton States Expositions. Is a member of the Lotus Club, the Salmagundi Club, and the Artists' Fund Society, New York. PORTRAIT OF LINN BOYD. House of Representatives, Speaker's lobby. MARTIN MILLMORE. Born in Sligo, Ireland, 1844; died in Boston, Mass., July 21, 1883. As a boy while in the public schools he occupied his leisure time in the study of wood carving under the instruction of his elder brother, Joseph. This was followed by experiments in modeling. From 1860 to 1864 he was a pupil in the studio of Thomas Ball. In 1864 he was given a commission to execute in granite three large decorative figures, Ceres, Flora, and Pomona, for the Boston Horticultural Hall. Among his works are: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Boston Common; Soldiers' Monument, Keene, N. H.; and monuments at Charlestown and Fitchburg, Mass.; statue of Gen. Sylvanus Thayer, West Point, N. Y.; portrait busts of Pope Pius IX, Wendell Phillips, and Emerson, executed while residing in Rome; portrait busts of Charles Sumner, United States Capitol, and George Ticknor, Boston Public Library; and busts of Cardinal McClosky, Gen. Grant, Lincoln, and Webster. His grave in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, is marked by one of the most celebrated works of Daniel Chester French, Death and the Young Sculptor. PORTRAIT BUST OF CHARLES SUMNER. Senate gallery, east lobby. CLARK MILLS. Born in the State of New York, 1816; died in Washington, D. C, January 12, 1883. As a boy he had limited opportunities, and ran away from an aunt (with whom he lived) and found employment on his own account, driving oxen in hauling logs to a charcoal pit. He afterwards worked as an apprentice at building mills. Moving to Charleston, S. C, he took up the work of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674778X
  • 9781236747785