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William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859)

William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859)
Title
William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859)
Date 
1859
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 5 5/8 x 4 in. ( 25.1 x 14.3 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William A. Greene
Object Number 
1859.5
Marks 
signed: at back of base: "T. BALL Sculp/Boston./1859" incised: at front of base: "Prescott"
Gallery Label 
Prescott was born in Salem, Mass., and graduated from Harvard in 1814. A specialist in Spanish history, he wrote several influential books that earned him literary and scholarly acclaim. Among them were the "History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic" (3 vols., 1838), the "History of the Conquest of Mexico" (1843), and the "History of the Conquest of Peru" (1847).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group