Isaac Davis (1799-1883), 1855
| Benjamin Kinney (1821-88)
| 26 (h) (66.04)
| inscribed, on verso: ‘By B. H. Kinney, 1855’
| Gift of Edward Livingston Davis, 1883
| Weis 45
Ex. Coll.: Sitter; to his son, the donor. 1
1985, ‘B. H. Kinney: Gravestone Carver and Sculptor,’ Worcester Historical Museum.
On loan to the Worcester Historical Museum.
William D. Wallace, B. H. Kinney: Gravestone Carver and Sculptor (Worcester: Worcester Historical Museum, 1985), 27, 28.
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1. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 2 (April 1883): 274. The librarian noted: ‘The gift of Hon. Edward L. Davis...includes the marble bust of his father, the late Hon. Isaac Davis, made by Benjamin H. Kinney in 1856.’ The error in date is interesting, as a Kinney plaster cast of Davis, similar to this bust but with alterations, is dated 1856 (Worcester Historical Society). In 1879, four years before Edward L. Davis made his gift, the Society recorded the following donation: ‘Mr. Benjamin H. Kinney, Worcester – A Bust of Hon. Isaac Davis.’ (Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society [April 1879]: 52.) Possibly the 1879 record refers to a copy of the plaster cast that is no longer owned by the Society.