ork, March 22, 1813, and died in London, Oct. 10, 1857.
He visited Italy in 1835, and studied under Thorwaldsen at Rome.
Among his chief works are the Orpheus (1840), in the Boston Athenaeum; the colossal equestrian statue of Washington at Richmond; the colossal statue of Liberty on the dome of the National Capitol; and the designs on the bronze doors of the Capitol, illustrating scenes in the history of the country.
Among his statues are the Beethoven in the Music Hall, Boston, and the James Otis in the chapel at Mount Auburn.—Tuckerman's Book of Artists, pp. 306-320; Atlantic Monthly, July, 1869,—Thomas Crawford, A Eulogy, by George S. Hillard, pp. 40-54. Sumner, the day he arrived in Paris, in March, 1857, sought Crawford's lodgings, which he found only after a considerable effort.
A fatal disease was upon him. Sumner wrote: The whole visit moved me much.
This beautiful genius seems to be drawing to its close.
Sumner attended his funeral in New York, on December 5, and was one