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Henry Dexter, sculptor

PC005.D01.001 (RS13213)

Description

Born in 1806 in Nelson, New York, as a child Henry Dexter wanted to be an artist. While apprenticed to a blacksmith, he took his first painting lessons. After moving to Boston in 1836, Dexter opened a portrait studio, and within several years, he was painting the likenesses of well-known people. He taught himself the art of sculpture and specialized in portrait busts. Dexter sculpted busts of famous individuals, such as Charles Dickens and President James Buchanan. This bust-length portrait of Dexter was taken around 1855. Dexter died in 1876 in Boston. Neg #13498-B.

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Details

Collection Name
Daguerreotypes collection, ca. 1845-1865
Collection Code
PC005
Dates
ca. 1855
Physical Description
1 daguerreotype
Dimensions
8 1/2x 6 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
9 1/2x 7 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
9 1/2x 7 1/4x 3/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DagID: 304
GUSN
253674
Reference Code
PC005.D01.001

Record details

Originator
Southworth & Hawes (Photographic studio)
Other People
Dexter, Henry, 1806-1876
Descriptive Terms
busts (figures)
men (male humans)
portrait format
portraits
sculptors
Material Type
daguerreotypes (photographs)
photographs
Location Note
HGO-01-004-A-6 [Drawer 42 in old database]

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