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Bust of Spring, (sculpture)

Artist:
Palmer, Erastus Dow
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3
(exhibited with serial 01640002 under the title "busts of res- ignation and spring," and followed by the commentary below) "of these busts, henry t. tuckerman, esq., writes: . . 'spring, on the other hand, is the sweetest type of maidenhood; the gentle swell of the childlike bosom, the delicate, fresh lips parted, as if about to utter some accent of love and promise, the girlish head rounded with a grace, half of sprightliness, and half of expanding nature, and the wreath of grass, not ripe and full, but at the moment when the blade is about to merge into a head - all this embodies the language of that mysterious and enchanting season when the embryo forces of earth and air stir with the bursting life of rejuvenated elements.'"[p. 7; see serial 01640002 for preceding commentary. this passage by tuckerman is followed by a 2-page poem entitled "to palmer's bust of spring" that is not signed, but probably was written by tuckerman. the poem offers no additional descriptive material on the statue and has not been recorded here)
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.
Artist address: Albany, New York.
Topic:
Allegory--Season--Spring
Figure female--Bust
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 01640003
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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