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Bust of Morris K. Jesup

Dublin Core

Title

Bust of Morris K. Jesup

Creator

Couper, William

Source

Lib

Format

32 1/2 (high) x 24 in. (wide at shoulders) x 15 (depth)

Identifier

521

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Biography

William Couper was born in Norfolk, Virginia, where his father owned a profitable stoneworks. As a boy, William played in the marble lots watching artisans make statues. He decided to become a sculptor and trained in New York City, Munich, and in Florence, where he made portraits and idealized busts. He married and started a family in Italy, but decided to move back to America, where he built a large home in New Jersey and shared a studio in New York City with the sculptor Thomas Ball. Couper retired from sculpting in 1913 and painted seascapes in oil and watercolors until his death. (Smithsonian quarterly) lived in Montcalair, NJ, died in Easton, Maryland
More on Couper: http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=1012

Category

Library

Media

Sculpture

Media Details

Marble sculpture

Signature Position

Signed in the marble (on left side edge of Jesup's jacket)

Citation

Couper, William, “Bust of Morris K. Jesup,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed July 21, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/607.

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