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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Bust of George Luther Stearns (Morse), Before Restoration

Date:
C. 1879
Description:
Size: 25.5" h x 16" w x 9.5" d.
Exhibit Description:
Marble bust of George L. Stearns by Samuel Morse prior to its restoration in 2016. This bust was commissioned in 1879 by Mary Stearns, George's widow, to place in their home on their estate in Medford, Massachusetts.
Source:
Tufts University Permanent Collection
Attribution:
Morse, Samuel
Attribution Statement:
Image courtesy of the Tufts University Permanent Collection
Exhibit Tags:
George L. Stearns, Tufts University, sculptures, Stearns Estate, and Tufts University Permanent Collection