(1818 - 1881)
Thomas Ridgeway Gould was active/lived in Massachusetts / Italy. Thomas Gould is known for sculptor-portrait bust.
Biography Thomas Gould
Thomas Ridgeway Gould began in the dry goods business in Boston, Massachusetts and prospered until the Civil War. By 1851 he began sculpting and modelling, and received a little instruction from Seth Cheney. His business eventually failed and he became a successful professional sculptor.
Gould modeled portrait busts for a living, including a bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He also modeled a head of Satan based on a Roman imperial bust, Goulds was originally created in plaster in 1864 and turned into marble in 1878, now in the Boston Athenaeum.
In 1868 he went to Italy and opened a studio in Florence, where he spent the rest of his life, except for brief visits to the United States in 1878 and 1881.
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