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ALS, 1883 January 14 : Hartford [Conn.] to Mr. & Mrs. Gerhardt.

Author: Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Karl Gerhardt
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Clemens writes a critique of a picture Karl has sent him of a work on Paul Revere. This gives Twain an opportunity to express some of his theories on art. He refers to a sculpture of a horse "Mercury." "I think Karl's Mercury is a beautiful creation of Karl's not a copy of an existing work of art. If that were so, I should say compete for the Paul Revere ... but without better evidence than Mrs. Clemens I am not  Read more...
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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Karl Gerhardt
OCLC Number: 21683295
Description: 8 pages ; 22.2 x 14 cm
Other Titles: ALS

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Clemens writes a critique of a picture Karl has sent him of a work on Paul Revere. This gives Twain an opportunity to express some of his theories on art. He refers to a sculpture of a horse "Mercury." "I think Karl's Mercury is a beautiful creation of Karl's not a copy of an existing work of art. If that were so, I should say compete for the Paul Revere ... but without better evidence than Mrs. Clemens I am not able to believe that so young a hand could create so fine a thing as Mercury. Therefore I do not advise Karl to compete, but at the same time I do not object to it ..."

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