Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

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Plaster with light brown patination
Overall: 12 x 9 3/4 x 1 in. (30.5 x 24.8 x 2.5 cm)
Inscribed, recto, upper left, in raised letters: EDWARD EVERETT HALE Inscribed, recto, lower left, Copyright, 1902, by George T. Tobin Inscribed, verso, center: No. 1 / Sept. 18th / 1902 The plaster is accompanied by a brown paper wrapper, inscribed in black ink, possibly in the artist's hand: Edward Everett (torn)[Hale] / No. 1 Plaster cast of / Medallion used for / the bronze reproduction / in the Harvard Club. / N.Y.
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George T. Tobin was born in Weybridge, Vermont and studied with George de Forrest Brush at the Art Students League. He was primarily know as an illustrator and lived for many years in New Rochelle where he was a founder of the New Rochelle Art Association along with F.X. Leyendecker, J.C. Leyendecker, Frederick Dana Marsh, Edward Penfield, and Norman Rockwell.

The great American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman, Edward Everett Hale was a child prodigy. He entered Harvard at the age of thirteen, the youngest in the class of 1839, and graduated second in his class. Hale was the grand-nephew of the Revolutionary War martyr, Nathan Hale. He married Emily Baldwin Perkins, the niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher.

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Gift of Pam B. Schafler in loving memory of Sidney Bressler
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Creative: Tronvig Group