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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Question for the Community: Marble Bust

Photo by Salt Water New England
If you were to acquire a marble bust of anyone, of whom would it be? Or, if you have one, of whom is it?

29 comments:

  1. I'd like one of Washington and one of Churchill.

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  2. Washington and Lincoln.

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  3. It's not marble, but I have one of Marcus Tullius Cicero in my law office.

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  4. The Bartlett Aphrodite in the MfA, Boston. (Hey, you didn't say it had to available and legal.)

    But a full-size high quality copy would suffice, too.

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  5. My great grandfather from Brattleboro, Vermont studied and worked under Larkin G Meade, the sculptor, and assisted Meade in the creation of the original Snow Angel carved out of ice. My great grandfather wasn't a professional artist (he was actually a publisher) but all the men in my family pursued art as a 'required' hobby. SO, I do have a porcelain bisque bust of my mother that her father sculpted when she was a young lady. It's quite beautiful.
    Other than that, I suppose I wouldn't mind a bust of Lincoln in my office. He always had such a peaceful and kind expression.

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  6. We have several, though not all in marble A life sized bust of my maternal grandmother's father. My grandmother had a small one done of my mother, and had we three grandchildren done. The one of my mother was a present for my great grandmother. It was sent off in January 1941 and never reached its destination. It arrived back in 1946. Where it sat during, and after, the war no one knows. It makes me sad to look at it because my great grandmother never got it, nor did she ever see it. She made it through the majority of the war, but was killed in February 1945 during the bombings. There is a bust of my paternal grandfather in the main lobby of the university building named in his honor. I would love to have my kids done, but I can not afford it.

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  7. Mozart- “he was a bust you know”
    (Victor Borge)

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  8. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

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  9. D. Trump, in plastic

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  10. I have a wonderful bust of Beethoven. I purchased "him" in Camden, Maine; and he sits on my piano.I also have a bust of Churchill that sits on my office desk and encourages me to "never give up".........love them both!!

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  11. Pat
    Mary on donkey with Joseph by her side. Jesus Christ ascension to Heaven

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  12. John and Sam Adams or any of the Sons of Liberty for that matter.

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  13. Red Skelton or Bobby Orr.

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  14. These answers are pretty funny. Keep ‘em coming.

    MaryAnne

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  15. I inherited one of Daniel Webster. I’ve no idea what to do with it.

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  16. In this age, in past ages, in any age, Napoleon.

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  17. Washington. Jefferson. T Roosevelt. Robert E Lee. Churchill
    Am an old Virginian

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  18. Groucho Marx and John Lennon. (Just kidding).

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  19. I feel like it would be hard to find bras for a marble bust........

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  20. I have a cast-iron bust of Adam Smith in my study. If I was to acquire another, it would be a tough choice between Edmund Burke and David Hume.

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  21. Was this photo of the ancient busts taken at the Getty Villa?

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  22. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    The Concord Diaspora

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  23. I have a very small one of George Washington. I'd love to have one of Robert E Lee and Ulysses S Grant.

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  24. We have a small bust of Marcus Aurelius that sits on a bookshelf next to a photo of us jumping in the Alps and a few of our favorite books. My husband is a huge "Meditations" fan and received it as a birthday gift a few years ago. I think our future list would include some of the Founding Fathers. - hrplo

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  25. Temple Grandin, John McCain, Barack Obama

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