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Edward C. Moore

Artist:
Charles Calverley (American, Albany, New York 1833–1914 Essex Fells, New Jersey)
Date:
1894
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
17 3/4 x 16 x 6 3/4 in. (45.1 x 40.6 x 17.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of C. T. Cook and friends, 1894
Accession Number:
94.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
In 1894 Calverley modeled this bust of Edward C. Moore (1827–1891), an American silversmith, art collector, and benefactor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Three years earlier, Moore had bequeathed his extensive collection of glass, ceramics, and metalwork to the Museum. For many years he was in charge of designing and manufacturing silverware at New York's Tiffany & Co. This portrait was commissioned by Moore's friends as a tribute after his death.
Signature: [right shoulder]: C. CALVERLEY, SC.

Inscription: [front of base, in relief]: EDWARD C. MOORE. / BORN AUGUST 30th 1827. DIED AUGUST 2nd 1891. / SILVERSMITH, / ARTIST, / COLLECTOR. / •A TRIBUTE FROM FRIENDS• / 1894.
Charles T. Cook and friends of the artist, 1894
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