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Daniel Webster

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1853
DIMENSIONS Overall: 29 9/16 x 13 1/4 x 11 in. (75.1 x 33.7 x 27.9 cm) Base: 12 x 11 in. (30.5 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Foundry mark inscribed on drapery at back, below signature, in script: "Ames Foundry. / Chicopee Mass."
SIGNATURE Inscribed on drapery at back: "T Ball Sculpt. / Boston, Mass / 1853"
CREDIT LINE Gift of M. Christmann Zulli
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze statuette of male figure standing on square base; he has furrowed brow, bald forehead, and serious expression on face; proper right hand tucked into front of double-breasted jacket with long tails; at proper right side, half column covered with drapery and books at base. Condition: Good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Thomas Ball (American, 1819–1911). Daniel Webster, 1853. Bronze, Overall: 29 9/16 x 13 1/4 x 11 in. (75.1 x 33.7 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli, 1991.269. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.269_transp3737.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1991.269_transp3737.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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