Jeremiah Mason

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1839

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

32 1/16 x 21 x 13 3/4 in. (81.4 x 53.4 x 35 cm) (integral base)

Description
bust with sockle; middle aged man; bald; classical drapery; head turned to subject’s left
Credit Line

Gift of Andrew Oliver, 1962

Object Number

UH78

Andrews Norton

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1840–1842

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

21 15/16 x 15 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (55.7 x 38.7 x 29.5 cm)

Description
bust with sockle; male, middle aged, thick curly hair, nude to chest, straight termination; head turned slightly to subject’s right
Inscription

Inscribed on reverse: S. V. CLEVENGER./1840

Credit Line

Gift of the estate of Ellen T. Bullard, 1959

Object Number

UH38

Lemuel Shaw

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1839–1841

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

22 7/16 x 17 1/8 x 11 3/16 in. (57 x 43.5 x 28.4 cm)

Description
bust with rectangular marble base, herm termination; middle-aged male, nude to mid chest; think hair; head turned slightly to subject’s right
Inscription

Inscribed on reverse: S. V. CLEVENGER / 1839.

Credit Line

Gift of several subscribers, 1842

Object Number

UH26

Daniel Webster

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

19th century

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

29 5/8 x 20 1/16 x 11 1/4 in. (75.3 x 50.9 x 28.5 cm)

Description
Bust with sockle; male; receding hairline; classical robe pinned below right shoulder; head turned slightly to subject’s right
Credit Line

Gift of the artist, 1840

Object Number

UH184

John Davis

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1839–1844

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

21 11/16 x 19 11/16 x 12 1/16 in. (55.1 x 50 x 30.7 cm)

Inscription

Inscribed on reverse: S. V. CLEVENGER. / 1839. [confirmed 6/7/10 dbd]

Credit Line

Gift of several subscribers, [1844]

Object Number

UH179

William Henry Harrison

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1837

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

26 9/16 x 16 5/16 x 10 9/16 in. (67.5 x 41.4 x 26.8 cm) (integral base)

Description
bust with sockle; male, middle-aged; nude to chest; thick hair, somewhat receding; head turned to subject’s right
Inscription

Inscribed on front of base: HARRISON; on reverse: S. V. CLEVENGER / 1837.

Credit Line

Deposited by the artist, 1840

Object Number

UH158

James Jackson

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1839

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

26 7/8 x 18 11/16 x 9 1/4 in. (68.2 x 47.5 x 23.5 cm) (integral base)

Description
bust with sockle; elderly male in classical drapery; head turned to subject’s left
Inscription

[no inscription]

Credit Line

Deposited by the artist, 1840

Object Number

UH155

Washington Allston

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1840

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

20 7/8 x 14 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (53.1 x 36.5 x 26 cm)

Description
male, bare chested, herm termination, slight turn of head to subject’s left, early old age, long hair to shoulders
Inscription

Inscribed on reverse: S. V. CLEVENGER / 1840. [confirmed 6/7/10 dbd]

Credit Line

Athenæum purchase by subscription, 1843

Object Number

UH153

Edward Everett

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1839

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

29 15/16 x 20 5/16 x 12 5/8 in. (76.1 x 51.6 x 32.1 cm) (integral base)

Description
Edward Everett (1794–1865) was one of the best known politicians and orators of his day. A dedicated patriot and believer in American culture, he served as a representative to the United States Congress, Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Minister to the Court of St. James, and President of Harvard University. After having accomplished all of this, he spent the final decade of his life traveling throughout America delivering lectures on George Washington, the proceeds from which went toward the salvation of Mount Vernon. Everett’s impeccable character led Oliver Wendell Holmes to call him the yardstick by which men were measured in Boston. His inherent generosity made him an active and effective supporter of the arts and he played a major role in the lives and careers of a number of American artists including Horatio Greenough, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Hiram Powers.
Credit Line

Deposited by the artist, 1840

Object Number

UH15

Abbott Lawrence

Artist

Shobal Vail Clevenger (American 1812–1843)

Date

1842–1844

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

29 x 19 13/16 x 11 13/16 in. (73.7 x 50.4 x 30 cm) (integral base)

Credit Line

Gift of Isaac P. Davis, 1844

Object Number

UH134