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Henry Clay

By Ball, Thomas

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Book Id: WPLBN0000102500
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Reproduction Date: 2008
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Title: Henry Clay  
Author: Ball, Thomas
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Publisher: Government Printing Office


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Excerpt: The statue is, of course, posthumous: Ball had no more Secretary Of State under John to take Clay’s likeness from life than he had Webster’s. His sources Quincy Adams. He served in that position until 1829, and was subsequently elected were the existing paintings, sculptures, and lithographs of the to the U.S. Senate. From 1831 to 1842, statesman. For instance, Joel T. Hart, another American sculptor then and again from 1849 to 1852, Clay distinguished himself as one of the Senate’s of Clay in Italy during the 1850s. Hart had become Ball’s good friend, most effective and influential members. Clay earned the sobriquet “Great and Ball must have been intimately familiar with the statue, which may Compromiser” by crafting three major leg-have been the inspiration for creating his own likeness of Clay.

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