The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Whitney, Anne

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WHITNEY, Anne, American sculptor and poet: b. Watertown, Mass., September 1821; d. 23 Jan. 1915. She contributed to magazines and newspapers considerable verse of high quality collected in 1859 in a volume of ‘Poems.’ In 1860 she began work as a professional sculptor, opening a studio at Watertown, whence, after four years of study abroad, it was transferred in 1872 to Boston. Among her works are the statue of Samuel Adams for the Capitol at Washington, a bronze replica of which stands in Adams square, Boston; one of Lief Erikson in Boston (replica in Milwaukee, Wis.); and many designs and studies, including ‘Roma,’ an enlarged copy of which was exhibited at the Columbian Exposition.