This bust, though to some extent an ideal, was modeled from a child of the artist, and is one of his early works, and his first bust in marble. It was executed in the year 1849, during the first eight months of his career as a Sculptor. [P. 7; see entry 01640005 for additional commentary accompanying this entry.]
Catalogue of the Palmer Marbles, at the Hall Belonging to the Church of the Divine Unity, 548 Broadway, New York, November, 1856. Albany: J. Munsell, 78 State Street. 1856.