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Inscription

on the end of the man's hand, in script: HANDS.OF.ROBERT / AND / Elizabeth Barrett Browning / cast By / Harriet Hosmer / Rome 1853; on the end of the woman's hand, in script: Copyright

Provenance

Private collection, United States; gift 2005 to NGA.

Exhibition History
2009
The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2009-2010, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 4 of chapter "Sculpture and Privacy."
Bibliography
1912
Carr, Cornelia, ed. Harriet Hosmer: Letters and Memories. New York, 1912: 92.
1991
Sherwood, Dolly. Harriet Hosmer, American Sculptor, 1830-1908. Columbia and London, 1991: 92.