Robert Charles Winthrop

Artist

Robert Ball Hughes (1806–1868)

Date

1841

Medium

Wax

Dimensions

2 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. (7.5 x 4.5 x 1 cm)

Description
roundel relief; round wooden frame; subject male, shown in profile to viewer’s left; truncated at upper chest; no drapery; sideburns
Inscription

Inscribed in ink on verso: Medallion of / Hon. Robt C. Wintrhop / in composition / by / Ball Hughes./ 1841.

Credit Line

Gift of Clara Winthrop, 1924

Object Number

UH93

Nathaniel Bowditch

Artist

Robert Ball Hughes (1806–1868)

Date

about 1839

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

64 3/8 x 32 3/16 x 50 1/16 in. (163.5 x 81.8 x 127.2 cm)

Description
Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson for the Boston Athenæum.
Inscription

Inscribed on front of base: BOWDITCH. Inscribed on bronze plaque attached to proper right side of base: ORIGINAL MODEL BY / BALL HUGHES / FROM WHICH HE CAST / THE BRONZE STATUE / FOR MOUNT AUBURN / BOSTON 1847

Credit Line

Deposited by William Thaddeus Harris, 1851

Object Number

UH4

Little Nell

Artist

Robert Ball Hughes (1806–1868)

Date

about 1851

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

49 5/16 x 23 11/16 x 38 1/2 in. (125.3 x 60.2 x 97.8 cm)

Credit Line

Athenæum acquisition, c1854

Object Number

UH23

Edward Livingston

Artist

Robert Ball Hughes (1806–1868)

Date

1836

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

24 3/16 x 15 x 11 15/16 in. (61.5 x 38.1 x 30.4 cm) (integral base)

Description
Bust of elderly man (Livingston would have been 72 in 1836); man looks to his left; hair swept back; jacket or robe over chemise; terminated at chest; shoulders only partially shown; integrated sockle
Credit Line

Athenæum purchase, 1836

Object Number

UH160

Washington Irving

Artist

Robert Ball Hughes (1806–1868)

Date

1836

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

28 3/4 x 19 x 10 13/16 in. (73 x 48.2 x 27.5 cm) (integral base)

Credit Line

Athenæum purchase, 1836

Object Number

UH141

John Hallett Hughes

Artist

Robert Ball Hughes (1806–1868)

Date

1822

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

24 1/2 x 14 9/16 x 11 1/4 in. (62.2 x 37 x 28.6 cm) (integral base)

Credit Line

Gift of George E. Brown, 1920

Object Number

UH107