|Maker||Hart, Joel Tanner|
|Dimensions||H-6 W-4.75 D-2.5 inches|
|Description||This marble cross and rose is carved from white marble from "The Triumph of Chastity." It is mounted on a brown rectangular marble base.|
Old Note Card: "Carved from fragment of Joel T. Hart's masterpiece Woman Triumphant or Triumph of Chastity. The statue was destroyed when the Fayette County Court House burned in 1898."
Joel T. Hart was born in Clark County, Ky., in 1810. He worked at Patrick Doyle's marble factory in Lexington. He began carving marble busts and completed on of Cassius M. clay. His work "Woman Triumphant" or Triumph of Chastity" was a nude woman in the Grecian style. He spent 15 years working on it in his studio in Florence, Italy. He died soon after in 1877. His remains and the sculpture were brought back to Kentucky. The sculpture was displayed in Fayette County Courthouse. It was destroyed when the courthouse burned in 1897 and the big bell fell on the sculpture.
|Collection||Fanny Bullock Collection|
Hart, Joel Tanner
Clark County (Ky.)
Fayette County (Ky.)
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|