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Object Name Casting
Catalog Number 1939.166
Maker Wilson, Robert Burns
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Plaster/Metal/Paint
Dimensions H-21.25 W-17.5 inches
Description This is a plaster relief of Richard G. Watson by artist Robert Burns Wilson. It is a right side profile of Watson with a mustache and dressed in a suit. The cast is broken into four pieces. Inscribed on the cast in the lower right corner is "R.B. W. / Sculptor."
Notes Robert Burns Wilson was born on Oct. 30, 1850 in Pennsylvania. It was in 1875 that two Frankfort men, Samuel I. M. Major and Edward Hensley, convinced Wilson to come to Frankfort where work would await the young artist. Wilson made his home and studio in the Hanna House located at Second and Conway Streets.
Collection W.W. Longmoor Collection
People Wilson, Robert Burns
Subjects Men
Art
Plasterwork
Plaster work
Search Terms Art
Arts
Frankfort (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS