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Portrait Bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • United States
  • Portrait Bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • paint, plaster
  • Object Height: including base 58.7 cm
    Object Height: including base 23 1/8 in
  • Transfer from Kenneth Spencer Research Library
  • Not on display
  • 1976.0098

Bust portrait of an elderly looking man (identified as Ralph Waldo Emerson) with hair combed over to proper right side. There is a vine-like decoration along the proper right side of the face extending from sideburn to mid cheeck down to the neck.