Thomas Ball letter to Stilson Hutchins

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ballthsh
Creators:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911
Dates:
1888 March 30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Ball writes to Hutchings [sic] of Washington, D.C. regarding Ball's proposed design for a statue of [Daniel] Webster to be erected in Washington. Ball argues for a figure dressed in classical garb, considering it more appropriate for the city than the contemporary costume of three other Webster statues Ball had done in other cities. Ball indicates that he has enclosed photographs for Hutchings to review.
Scope and Contents
In addition, Ball writes, "I only regret that we are too late to submit my design to Mr. Corcoran, the old friend of Mr. Webster, and of Art. I think he would have been pleased with it." In closing, Ball expresses hope "to have Congress make an appropriation for it. They do such things some times, and for less worthy objects."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, miniature and portrait painter, and musician. Born in Charlestown, Mass., studied in Italy.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D8 (frames 297-298) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg. Feinberg was a long time friend and active donor to AAA.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patronage -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Commissioning -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists and patrons -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hutchins, Stilson, 1838-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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