Charles William Eliot

  • W. Clark Noble, Charles William Eliot, 1924, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1924.10.1

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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).

Title
Charles William Eliot
Artists
Date
1924
On View
Dimensions
3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (1.8 x 15.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Eliot, Charles William – elderly
  • Portrait male – Eliot, Charles William – bust
Object Number
1924.10.1
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