Sarah Fisher Clampitt Ames
(1817 - 1901)
Sarah Fisher Clampitt Ames was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia, Delaware. Sarah Ames is known for portrait bust sculpture.
Biography Sarah Fisher Clampitt Ames
Noted for a portrait she sculpted of Abraham Lincoln as well as for
other portrait busts including General Ulysses S. Grant, Sarah Ames was
the first woman sculptor to settle in Rome in the mid-nineteenth
Her marble bust of Abraham Lincoln was placed in the
Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol Building, having been purchased by the
government in 1868. Carving it out of white marble, Ames seems to
intended this work as a realistic portraiture of the former
President. It is now on display in the Williams College
Museum of Art, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. In excellent
condition, the bust shows Lincoln's head, shoulders, and chest.
The surface of the bust is matte, and the work is ap
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