Rumor about Hosmer's Zenobia, Art Journal, 1863

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Title

Rumor about Hosmer's Zenobia, Art Journal, 1863

Subject

Artists--Sculptors--US American
Arts--Sculpture
Citation of Different Periodical / Reprint
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908
Reputation
Rumors
Gender Norms
Gossip--Published
Italy--Rome

Description

The Art Journal republishes a comment from the Queen newspaper (in an obituary for British sculptor Alfred Gatley) which claims Hosmer's Zenobia statue was "really executed by an Italian workman."
Hosmer responded to this attack on her reputation with an article on "The Process of Sculpture" in The Atlantic Monthly (Dec, 1864).

Credit

Hathi Trust

Source

Art Journal

Publisher

Virtue & Co.

Date

1863-00-00

Type

Reference

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Text

The following remarks—part of a notice published in the Queen newspaper shortly after the news of his decease reached England—are evidently penned by a friendly, but not partial, hand—. "... and the 'Zenobia'—said to be by Miss Hosmer, but really executed by an Italian workman at Rome. Mr. Gatley visited England during the Exhibition, but returned to Rome a disappointed man. An attempt was made by some of his friends to bring his great merits before the public in such a form as to obtain, at least, an honest verdict; but the influence of the 'Roman clique' proved too strong ..."*

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*We have no idea who composed the "Roman clique" referred to by the writer ...

Provenance

Location

London, UK

Geocode (Latitude)

51.5073219

Geocode (Longitude)

-0.1276474

Secondary Texts: Comments

Apparently, Joseph Mozier started the rumor (Moody, Linda. “An Intimate Circle of Friends.” Gay Community News, 13 October 1984, Digital Transgender Archive, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/c821gk11q. Accessed 7 March 2022)

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Citation

“Rumor about Hosmer's Zenobia, Art Journal, 1863,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 15, 2024, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/391.

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