Joseph L. Curran papers concerning Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1845-1975

Curran, Joseph L.

Collection size: 8 v. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: REEL 1039: Hosmeriana: A Guide to Works by and About Harriet G. Hosmer, by Joseph L. Curran; and five v. entitled "Harriet Goodhue Hosmer: Collected Sources," edited by Curran, containing information taken from books, periodicals, and miscellaneous printed sources, and correspondence concerning Hosmer. REEL 1050: "Harriet Hosmer: Collected Sources," edited by Curran (c1974 by the Watertown Free Public Library), consisting of photographs, mainly of works by Hosmer, but also including photographs of Hosmer and of portraits of Hosmer, photographs of diplomas, and a photograph of her father, Dr. Hiram Hosmer.

Biographical/Historical Note: Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1830-1908, had, by 1860, won an international reputation as the leading woman sculptor of her day. She was raised and studied art in Massachusetts, studied anatomy in the medical department of St. Louis (Mo.) University. In 1852, she went to Rome and studied with English sculptor John Gibson for seven years.

Lent for microfilming 1975 by the Watertown Free Public Library.

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