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Created by:
Edmonia Lewis, American, 1844 - 1907  Search this
Subject of:
George Scott Winslow, American, 1862 - 1931  Search this
Medium:
marble
Dimensions:
Diameter and Depth: 13 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (34.6 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
bas-reliefs
portraits
Place made:
Rome, Italy, Europe
Date:
1866
Caption:
Edmonia Lewis is one of the most important American sculptors of the 19th century. The free-born child of an African American man and a Chippewa woman, Lewis was also known by her tribal name, Wildfire. After studies at Oberlin College and apprenticeships in Boston, she moved to Rome and joined a community of American expatriate artists. Portrait medallions like this one are extremely rare in her oeuvre.
The subject, George Scott Winslow, was the son of a merchant from a prominent Boston family.
Description:
A marble bas relief medallion with a profile of a young boy (George Scott Winslow) created by Edmonia Lewis in Rome, 1866. The medallion is circular and carved in white marble. Around the medallion edge is a concave border with a raised rim. Incised text under the portrait bust reads "EDMONIA LEWIS. SC. 1866. ROME."
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.29
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd559259594-c7dc-42c5-aa3a-02af5f4b0bee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.29