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

Curran, Joseph L.



Collection Information

Size: 8 v. (on 2 microfilm reels)

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, Massachusetts.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1039 and 1050 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Joseph L. Curran papers concerning Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1845-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.