John Muir (1838-1914)

John Muir (1838-1914)
Title
John Muir (1838-1914)
Date 
1919
Medium 
Black and terracotta painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 x 22 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. ( 71.1 x 57.2 x 34.3 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1951.446
Marks 
signed: proper left side of base: "JOHN MUIR/Malvina HoffMAN 1919"
Gallery Label 
The naturalist and explorer John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland, the son of Daniel and Anne (Gilrye) Muir, who immigrated to Wisconsin in 1849. He was one of the first to explore California's Yosemite Valley and in 1890, in conjunction with Robert Underwood Johnson, was instrumental in having it proclaimed a national park. The bronze version of Hoffman's bust of Muir, dated 1918, is located in Forestry Hall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
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Creative: Tronvig Group