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Anne Whitney (1821 - 1915) was an American sculptor and poet. She was born in Watertown, Massachusetts on September 2, 1821 and died in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1915. Charles Sumner (January 7, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. ... Chess players in Harvard Square in August of 2005 Harvard Square is a large triangular area in the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street. ... The coronation banquet for George IV 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1630 Government  - Type Town Council  - City Manager Michael J. Driscoll Area  - City  4. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early years

As with so many of the early, successful 19th Century women sculptors Whitney came from a liberal, in her case, Unitarian, supportive family background. Whitney was homeschooled as a youngster, but ince women of her day would not be admitted to Yale or Harvard universities, she could not attend college. In 1846 she opened a small school in Salem, Massachusetts Traveling to Europe she studied in Rome, Munich, and Paris before returning to the United States. Historic Unitarianism believed in the oneness of God as opposed to traditional Christian belief in the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). ... Homeschooling (also called home education) is the education of children at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution such as a public or parochial school. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...   Nickname: Witch City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München pronunciation) is the state capital of the German Bundesland of Bavaria. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


A well known supporter of both the abolitionist and suffragette movements, Whitney herself was to publicly feel the brunt of the sexism of the day when, in 1875, the commission for a statue of Charles Sumner that won a competition was denied her when it was discovered that the winning model was created by a woman. 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Sumner (January 7, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. ...


Career and work

Among her well known public monuments is the statue of Samuel Adams (1876) located in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the Capitol Building, Washington D.C., the statue Leif the Discoverer (1887) in Boston, Massachusetts , with another edition that same year placed in Juneau Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 - October 2, 1803) was an American leader, politician, writer, political philosopher and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Part of the National Statuary Hall Collection The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. ... Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC, December 2003. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... A statue near the Minnesota State Capitol in St. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ...


Whitney was an accomplished portraitist, completing statues and busts of such well know individuals as John Keats, Samuel Adams, Toussaint l'Ouverture, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Sumner, Frances Willard, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Samuel Sewall, Alice Freeman Palmer, Robert Gould Shaw, Eben Norton Horsford, Harriet Martineau, Jennie McGraw Fiske, Lucy Stone and others. John Keats John Keats (31 October 1795 – February 23, 1821) was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. ... Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 - October 2, 1803) was an American leader, politician, writer, political philosopher and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. ... François-Dominique Toussaint LOuverture François-Dominique Toussaint LOuverture, also Toussaint Bréda, Toussaint-Louverture (c. ... William Lloyd Garrison William Lloyd Garrison (December 12, 1805–May 24, 1879) was a prominent United States abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. ... Charles Sumner (January 7, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. ... Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (1839-1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women suffragist. ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was a white American abolitionist and novelist, whose Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential as well in Britain. ... Samuel Sewall (March 28, 1652 - January 1, 1730). ... Alice Elvira Freeman Palmer (February 21, 1855 - December 6, 1902) was an American educator. ... Robert Gould Shaw Robert Gould Shaw (October 10, 1837 – July 18, 1863) was the colonel in command of the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which entered the American Civil War in 1863. ... Eben Norton Horsford was an American scientist. ... Harriet Martineau Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 - June 27, 1876) was an English writer and philosopher, renowned in her day as a controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist. ... Jennie McGraw was born in Dryden, NY in 1840 and died in Ithaca, New York on September 30, 1881. ... Lucy Stone (August 13, 1818 – October 18, 1893, died at age 75) was a prominent American suffragist. ...


Other of her works can be found in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Amherst College, Cornell University, Harvard University, Smith College, Wellesley College, the Women's Christian Temperance Union, Newark, Museum, Mark Twain Memorial, Boston Public Library, The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... Amherst College is a private, independent, elite[1][2] liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Smith College, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the largest womens college in the United States []. Smith admits only female undergraduates, but admits both men and women as graduate students. ... Wellesley College is a womens liberal arts college that opened in 1875, founded by Henry Fowle Durant and his wife Pauline Fowle Durant. ... The Womans Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) is the oldest continuing non-sectarian womens organization in the US and worldwide. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... The Boston Public Librarys McKim building The Boston Public Library was established in 1848. ...


Sources

  • Compilation of Works of Art and Other Objects in the United States Capitol, Prepared by the Architect of the Capitol under the Joint Committee on the Library, United States Government Printing House, Washington, 1965.
  • Murdock, Myrtle Cheney, National Statuary Hall in the Nation's Capitol, Monumental Press, Inc., Washington D.C., 1955.
  • Opitz, Glenn B , Editor, Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Book, Poughkeepsie NY, 1986.
  • Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Women Sculptors, G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, 1990.

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First Mtn Forest (ANNE WHITNEY) (713 words)
Anne Whitney was born in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1821 to gentleman farmer Nathaniel Whitney and his wife Sarah Stone Whitney.
While Anne Whitney was well known as a sculptress, and to a lesser degree as a poet, she was also very successful as an illustrator.
Throughout her life Anne Whitney remained extensively involved in social causes and was considered a fire-brand for those causes.
glbtq >> arts >> Whitney, Anne (976 words)
Whitney won the commission, only to be denied the job when it was realized that she was a woman.
Although Whitney protested the segregation of women's art, she was eager to memorialize Stone, whom Whitney met while raising money with feminist Elizabeth Blackwell to establish a women's hospital.
Whitney later taught at Wellesley College, and in 1902, righting a twenty-five-year injustice, a bronze she cast from a reworked model of Sumner was erected near Harvard Square in Cambridge.
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