Dr. Charles Doolittle Walcott

Copied Moses Wainer Dykaar, Dr. Charles Doolittle Walcott, before 1925, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Charles Doolittle Walcott, 1927.11.1
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Artwork Details

Title
Dr. Charles Doolittle Walcott
Date
before 1925
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
dimensions unavailable
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles Doolittle Walcott
Mediums
Mediums Description
marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation — medicine — doctor
  • Portrait male — Walcott, Charles Doolittle — bust
Object Number
1927.11.1

Artwork Description

The scientist Dr. Charles D. Walcott was the fourth secretary of the Smithsonian, serving from 1907 until 1927. His fascination with geology began when he was thirteen years old and a wagon wheel uncovered a vein of fossils near his home. He traveled all over the world in support of his research, collecting fossils and plants from Canada, South America, and China.