Bronze Hands Robert & Elizabeth Barrett Browning Victorian Hands (Rare) Handful
Clasped Hands of Robert & Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Signed: *c MMA (Metropolitan Museum of Art )
- Original Artist: Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830–1908)
- Medium: Bronze
- Size : 7" L x 3 7/8" W (Heavy)
- Classification: Sculpture
*This is a Fabulous Metropolitan Museum of Art approved and limited reproduction of the original Bronze Sculpture: Clasped Hands of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Notice Elizabeths cuff.
The Sculpture is signed on the bottom as shown in photo M M A (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Great piece of Historical Art * Highly collectible * Unusual Paperweight
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A little history on their sculpted hands
By Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830–1908)
One of America's first professional female sculptors, Harriet Hosmer met Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Rome in 1853. The Brownings, both well-known English poets, had eloped to Italy seven years earlier. Shortly after meeting the couple, Hosmer approached them about modeling their hands. Mrs. Browning consented to the sculptor's idea on the condition that Hosmer do the casting herself. Hosmer later explained that these hands were left exactly as they came from the mold because she wanted to preserve the textural quality of the work. The identity of each clasped hand is discernible by the differences in size as well as the treatment of the cuff at each wrist.
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