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ERASTUS DOW PALMER (1817-1904)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 644 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ERASTUS DOW PALMER (1817-1904), American sculptor, was born at Pompey, New York, on the 2nd of April 1817. In his leisure moments as a carpenter he started by carving portraits in cameo, and then began to model in clay with much success. Among his works are: " The White Captive " (1858) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; "Peace in Bondage" (1863); " Angel at the Sepulchre " (1865), Albany, New York; a bronze statue of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston (1874), in Statuary Hall, Capitol, Washington; and many portrait busts. He died in Albany on the 9th of March 1904. His son, Walter Launt Palmer (b. 1854), who studied art under Carolus-Duran in Paris, became a member of the National Academy of Design (1897); and is best known for his painting of snow scenes.
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