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|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Adam Bear; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
|Notes:||Chiefly an essay entitled: "The Roman askos of Nismes" / James A. Bear, Jr.
Based in part upon the article, "Thomas Jefferson and the Roman askos of Nismes," by Julian P. Boyd in Antiques, July 1973.
Includes images of Souche's second wooden copy of the askos, 1789, and silver copy of the wooden askos by Anthony Simmons and Samuel Alexander.
Guest list (1 p.) laid in.
For further discussion, see Jefferson, Papers (Boyd, ed.), vol. 15 (1958), p. xxix-xxxii.
Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
May include guest list and/or menu.
For further discussion, see Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Boyd, ed.), vol. 15 (1958), p. xxix-xxxii.
Monticello Keepsakes ; 18
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Contains an account of James A. Bear, Jr. of TJ's model of the askos of Nismes. -- Frank Shuffelton
Jefferson had Souche make a wooden copy of the bronze askos from the ruins of the Maison Carrée at Nîsmes as a gift for Charles Louis Clèrisseau, who drafted the plans and arranged for the construction of the model for the new capitol in Richmond without compensation. Jefferson ultimately had Thomas Claxton make a silver askos as well, but gave a silver urn modeled on forms dug from Herculaneum and Pompeii to Clèrisseau, probably because he concluded that the askos seemed originally "to have been employed for the toilet alone." -- Jessie Merriam
Shuffelton Bibliography : Vol. 1 (1826-1980), No. 2540 C
|Description:|| p. : ill. ; 17 cm.|
|Series Title:||Monticello Keepsakes, 18|
|Responsibility:||[Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation].|
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