Anne Whitney

la_modele1Anne Whitney (1821-1915) ran a girl’s boarding school in Salem, Massachusetts. She sculpted many notable figures in Massachusetts history, among them a full-length Samuel Adams for the National Statuary Hall complex in Washington, DC.

Whitney had many portrait commissions throughout her lifetime, including Harriet Beecher Stowe and Lucy Stone. “La Modele” (pictured) is a portrait of a former slave made for a Boston patron. The work is now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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