Journal Article

Harriet Hosmer and the Classical Inheritance

Gail Marshall

in Forum for Modern Language Studies

Published on behalf of Court of the University of St Andrews

Volume 39, issue 2, pages 202-213
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 0015-8518
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1471-6860 | DOI:
Harriet Hosmer and the Classical Inheritance

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This paper examines the neo‐classical work of the American sculptor Harriet Hosmer in the context of the way in which she and other women of the nineteenth century, most notably George Eliot and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, confront the “alien” form of classical sculpture. It assesses the ways in which they create out of that confrontation art which is responsive to their contemporary conditions, and which signals their proud self‐consciousness of their own creativity.

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Literature

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