Bust, Henry Clay

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Title

Bust, Henry Clay

Subject

Sculpture (visual works)
Busts (figures)

Description

A bust of Henry Clay. Written text on the inside of the bust reads: "Copy 4. E. Hale II." Carved text on the back of the bust reads: "J.T. Hart sculpt.1847." According to American National Biography Online, Joel Tanner Hart (11 Feb. 1810 - 2 Mar. 1877) was born in Clark County, KY. As a young man he worked as a stone cutter which led to a career as a sculptor. He moved to Florence, Italy, where he spent most of his life. He is most famous for his busts of Henry Clay (1847) and Andrew Jackson (1847), both of which currently reside in Kentucky's Old State Capital. E. Carroll Hale (E. Hale II) is a member of the EKU art faculty. A letter from Winchester artist, Jack Hodgkin to Robert Martin (written March 26, 1973) indicates that Hale was given access to the Tanner bust in order to make a copy for his own personal use. Hodgkin also urges Martin to make another copy for Eastern and possibly for Ft. Boonesborogh. Hodgkin says that while "there is not any way to put a value on the copies we have" the "work alone judged on a time basis would be $500 each."

Creator

Hale, Carroll E.

Date

1973

Format

plaster, 19"h

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

H0000101

Coverage

Coates, stairwell
"Eastern Kentucky University,
Richmond, KY,
Madison County, KY,
USA
37.7405,-84.2994"

Identification (ID) Label

no ID label available

Collection

Citation

Hale, Carroll E., “Bust, Henry Clay,” Discover EKU, accessed September 25, 2018, https://discovereku.omeka.net/items/show/403.