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Anniversary dinner at Monticello, April 14, 1974, in memory of Thomas Jefferson

Author: James Adam Bear; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1974.
Series: Monticello Keepsakes, 18
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Adam Bear; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
OCLC Number: 28279547
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.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
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.
May include guest list and/or menu.
For further discussion, see Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Boyd, ed.), vol. 15 (1958), p. xxix-xxxii.
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
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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: 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Series Title: Monticello Keepsakes, 18
Responsibility: [Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation].
Local System Bib Number:
4514

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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."
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