Anne Whitney

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Title

Anne Whitney

Subject

Whitney, Anne, 1821-1915

Description

Anne Whitney is one of the few successful, female US-American sculptors of the nineteenth century. She is born in Watertown, Massachusetts (the same place as Harriet Hosmer). Together with her partner Abby Adeline Manning (1836–1906), a painter, she is living in Rome for several years, where she becomes part of the same art community as Emma Stebbins, Edmonia Lewis, and Harriet Hosmer.
Sie returns to the US in 1871. In 1873, she wins a competition to sculpt Samuel Adams' statue at the US Capitol.

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Reference
Person

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1821-09-2

Birthplace

Watertown, MA, US

Death Date

1915

Nationality

US-American

Occupation

sculptor
poet

Secondary Texts: Comments

For further biographical information and notes on the female artist community in Italy, please visit Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide;
For information about where she is buried, go to Mount Abourn;
The Smithsonian lists one of her works of art here;
The official site of the Capitol describes her as one of the few well-known, female, US-American sculptors, who "had to spend time abroad to be successful in America."

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Citation

“Anne Whitney,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 6, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/535.

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