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Creator:
Bruce, Robert, 1782–
Title(s):
Robert Bruce letter concerning the wax sculpture of his mother, Rose Bruce : manuscript.
Published/Created:
England?, 1807.
Physical Description:
1 item ; 28 x 23 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK9580 .B78 1807+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Related Content:
View catalog record for the wax sculpture of Rose Bruce.
Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Title devised by cataloger.
The sculpture described in the present letter is now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art. See link herewith.
"The hand carved effigy of Rose Bruce, widow of Samuel Bruce, minister of Shand Street Meeting House in Dublin. This exemplary woman, left a widow when little more than 38 years of age, with 5 sons and two daughters, the eldest not having attained his 14th year, devoted herself to the welfare ... giving the most liberal education and some accomplishments to all her children, except the young son, who died an infant ... The whole income with which she managed to effect these objects, being considerably under £300 p. ann. and without assistance either pecuniary or otherwise ... She was the eldest daughter of Robert Rainey of Magherap Co., Antrim, born 11th July 1728, married in 1751 ... This effigy was model'd from the life in 1799 while she was on a visit to her son Robert [b. 1782], by Catherine Andrews [i.e., Andras], now of London. Robert Bruce, 1807."
Subject Terms:
Andras, Catherine, 1775-1860.
Bruce, Rose, 1728-1806.
Portrait sculpture.
Wax-modeling.
Form/Genre:
Correspondence.
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