Clay Sculpture Model of John Burroughs, 1915

Summary

Several wealthy individuals, including Henry Ford, commissioned C. S. Pietro to create statues of John Burroughs. In the mid-1910s, the sculptor traveled to Burroughs' home in the Catskills and fashioned clay models of the well-known naturalist and writer. Later, Pietro would create marble and bronze statues from these clay models for his patrons.

Several wealthy individuals, including Henry Ford, commissioned C. S. Pietro to create statues of John Burroughs. In the mid-1910s, the sculptor traveled to Burroughs' home in the Catskills and fashioned clay models of the well-known naturalist and writer. Later, Pietro would create marble and bronze statues from these clay models for his patrons.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1915

Creators

Pietro, C. S., 1886-1918 

Creator Notes

Statue sculpted by C. S. Pietro; the photographer is unidentified.

Collection Title

John Burroughs Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2010.0.35.11

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 6.5 in

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