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Artist:
Luella Varney Serrao, 11 Aug 1865 - after 1935  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Morse Baker Eddy, 16 Jul 1821 - 3 Dec 1910  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
With Base: 48.3 x 30.5 x 27.9cm (19 x 12 x 11")
Base: 14 x 19.1 x 14cm (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Place:
United States\Massachusetts\Suffolk\Boston
Date:
Spring 1889
Exhibition Label:
A spontaneous recovery from a serious spinal injury convinced Mary Baker Eddy that illness was not real, and she built a new Christian theology on the idea that all reality was spiritual and all physical matter was an illusion. The cure for evil, especially sickness and disease, she wrote, would come about by spiritual means. By the 1890s Eddy had centralized her new religion of Christian Science in Boston. A national newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor, was established in 1908. Membership grew from almost 9,000 in 1890 to about 270,000 in 1936, and spread to Europe and Asia.
Provenance:
Calvin C. Hill and Frances Thompson Hill; gift to NPG 1966
Topic:
Mary Morse Baker Eddy: Female  Search this
Mary Morse Baker Eddy: Communications\Publisher\Magazine  Search this
Mary Morse Baker Eddy: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Mary Morse Baker Eddy: Religion and Spirituality\Founder\Church  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Calvin C. Hill and Mrs. Frances Thompson Hill
Object number:
NPG.66.72
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 133
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cd905a7d-2460-476e-9691-6c675f692663
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.66.72