Joseph L. Curran papers relating to Harriet Goodhue Hosmer

Collection ID:
Curran, Joseph L.
Physical Description:
8 Volumes
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
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.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1039 and 1050 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, Massachusetts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1975 by the Watertown Free Public Library.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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