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Object Name Bust
Title John J. Crittenden
Catalog Number 1923.23
Creator Hart, Joel Tanner
Date 1849
Material(s) Marble
Dimensions H-26 W-21.5 D-12 inches
Description This is a marble bust of John J. Crittenden. It shows him facing the viewer's left. He has sharp features and his hair is wavy and parted on the proper left side. He is draped in the classical style. An inscription on the reverse of the base reads, "J.T. HART / Sc.'T / 1849." It has a round base, with a square marble slad underneath.

Notes Joel Tanner Hart (1810 - 1877) was an American sculptor who was born near Winchester, Kentucky. Hart was known for his neo-classic sculpture. He created busts of such prominent men such as Andrew Jackson, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Robert Wickliffe, and Henry Clay. Later in life, Hart moved for Florence, Italy where he spent the remainder of his life. He died in Italy in 1877. His remains were later reinterred in the Frankfort Cemetery.
Collection John J. Crittenden Watson, Jr. Collection
Event American Civil War
People Hart, Joel Tanner
Crittenden, John J.
Subjects Sculpting
Search Terms Politics
Politics, Kentucky
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS