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Sculptor:
Carew, Thomas A. active 1843-1860  Search this
Medium:
Granite and marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mt. Auburn Cemetery Cambridge Massachusetts
Date:
Installed 1866
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1997.
Image on file.
(On base plaque:) ERECTED/BY THE/EXPRESS COMPANIES/OF THE/UNITED STATES/IN THE YEAR 1866/T.A. CAREW FECIT. (On base plaque:) WILLIAM FREDERICK/HARNDEN/FOUNDER/OF/THE EXPRESS BUSINESS/IN/AMERICA/ DIED 14 JANUARY 1845/AGED 31 YEARS (On base plaque:) SARAH JANE HARNDEN/DIED SEPT. 7, 1842,/AGED 10 MONTHS (On sides of the monument:) JUSTICE/FAITH/CHARITY/HOPE signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
A draped marble urn rests on a square base inside a large granite monument adorned with four Corinthian columns and a gabled roof. A dog sits at the base of the urn. Each side of the base is adorned with a marble plaque. Two plaques contain inscriptions and two contain reliefs depicting the theme of package delivery. On one plaque, a woman is standing on her doorstep receiving a package from a delivery man. On the other plaque, a father is packed and ready for a trip, his wife stands nearby holding their two children who wave goodbye. The monument rests on a set of three steps.
Topic:
Figure group--Family  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Occupation--Service--Postman  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009236
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_19959