William Wetmore Story


William Wetmore Story Famous memorial

Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Oct 1895 (aged 76)
Vallombrosa, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Next to his wife, behind Percy Bysshe Shelley's grave.
Memorial ID 11357141 View Source

Artist. By the time he devoted his energies to sculpting he already had a successful law practice and had published poetry, essays, and the papers of his father, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story. One of his finest pieces of sculpture is "Angel Of Grief," the tomb of his wife Emelyn. Others are "Cleopatra," "Semiramis," "Libyan Sibil," "Sardanapalus," "Judith," "Delilah," and "Jerusalem Desolate." Among his writings are "Life and Letters of Joseph Story," "Roba di Roma," and "Proportions of the Human Figure."

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  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 14 Jul 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Wetmore Story (12 Feb 1819–7 Oct 1895), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11357141, citing Campo Cestio, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find a Grave .