[ Ralph Bartlett Goddard, American sculptor. ] Illustrated pamphlet advertising 'Portraits of Eminent Men in Bas-Relief', including extracts from letters from relations of Longfellow, Poe and Hawthorne.

Ralph Bartlett Goddard (1861-1936), American sculptor [ The Library Bureau, London ]
Publication details: 
The Library Bureau, 10, Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C. [ 1890s. ]
SKU: 17181

4pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The second page carries photographic reproductions of the bas-reliefs of Tennyson and Carlyle, in frames. The third page gives details of the twelve portraits (Carlyle, Tennyson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Dickens, Whittier, Lowell, Thackeray, Bryant, E. A. Poe, Ambriose [sic] Thomas, O. W. Holmes), executed by 'Mr. RALPH BARTLETT GODDARD, the eminent Sculptor', stating that they are available in plaster or bronze, and 'form a most suitable adornment for the walls of a private or public library, schoolroom, or study'. The final page gives prices and extracts from press articles, as well as 'A few Extracts from letters to the Artist'. The last group consists of five: 'Mr. A. W. LONGFELLOW, Jun., Nephew of the Poet', 'Mr. HENRY VAN DYKE, Author of "The Christ Child in Art," and one of Tennyson's intimate friends', 'Mr. CHARLES E. ROCHE' (regarding the medallion of Charles Dickens), 'Miss A. F. POE' ('The Bronze arrived safely on Tuesday afternoon, and I should have acknowledged it sooner and sent my thanks, but I waited to gather, as much as possible at this season, of the consensus of family opinion. Those who have seen it consider your work most satisfactory, and we wish it all the success which it so well deserves.'), Mrs. Rose Hawthorne Lathrop ('I cannot understand how you knew so much of the life of my father's face, since you have not seen him and since the whole face as you give it, is not altogether the face of either of the photographs exclusively.'). At the foot of the page 'Mr. GOODARD himself, says: | "Scultpure can only express a few things, but those things it can tell more powerfully than any other art."' No other copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.