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Edward Clark Potter papers, 1903-1933

Edward Clark Potter papers, 1903-1933

Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 1.6 linear ft.

Summary: Letters, 1906-1933, to Edward and his son, artist Nathan D. Potter, from colleagues, primarily Daniel Chester French and James Britton; a contract between Edward Potter and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company commissions of an equestrian statue of General De Soto, 1903; clippings, primarily obituaries of Edward Potter and French; and photographs of Edward Potter's sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, equestrian sculptor; New York, N.Y.; b. 11/26/1857, New London, Conn.; d. 1923 summer, New London, Conn. Daniel Chester Frenche collaborated with him in modeling the Columbus Quadriga and various groups for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893; father of sculptor Nathan D. Potter

Provenance

Donated 1985 by William Dolan Fletcher.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Edward Clark Potter papers, 1903-1933. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.