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Charles William Eliot

1924 W. Clark Noble Born: Gardiner, Maine 1858 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1938 plaster 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (1.8 x 15.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1924.10.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 9


Luce Center Label

William Clark Noble’s plaster cast shows Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), who served as president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909. Eliot’s major accomplishments include editing the Harvard Classics and spearheading the elective system, which allowed students greater freedom in course selection. Noble’s plaster medallion is a preliminary design for the obverse of a commemorative medal (see 1927.12.1).

Keywords

Portrait male - Eliot, Charles William - bust

Portrait male - Eliot, Charles William - elderly

sculpture - relief

plaster

relief

About W. Clark Noble

Born: Gardiner, Maine 1858 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1938

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