(1822 - 1858)
Edward Sheffield Bartholomew was active/lived in Connecticut, New York / Italy. Edward Bartholomew is known for neo-classical portrait bust and figural sculpture.
Biography Edward Bartholomew
A sculptor in neo-classical* style and subject matter, Edward Bartholomew was a carver in marble of bas reliefs*, portrait busts and medallions*. One of his most famous as well as typical works is Eve Repentant, a monumental, seated woman overburdened by grief. It is a narrative piece intended to convey through allegory and anecdotal details such as a serpent head and bitten apple a sense of tragedy of her fall from grace.
Bartholomew was born in Colchester, Connecticut, and he moved with his family to Hartford when he was age fifteen. As a youth, he served briefly as an apprentice to a book binder, and then for four years was a dental assistant. However, he had desires to become a painter and sculptor,
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