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Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935) / Behind subject's shoulder "M. Flinsch Buba 1938"

Identifier: Art Survey No. 653

Scope and Contents

Portrait bust of Henry Fairfield Osborn, Paleontologist and AMNH President from 1908-1933. Inscription: On base plate "For Him the Dry Bones Came to Life/and Giant Forms of Ages Past/Rejoined the Pageant of the Living." On marble base "Joy Flinsch Buba/1942".


  • 1938


Biographical / Historical

Born in: Lloyds Neck, NY;Active in: Blue Mountain, NC.AMNH employee in the Vertebrate Paleontology Department, 1928-1937, as a sculptor and artist. Later became a sculptor of portrait busts.


1 Object : 1 sculpture : Bronze ; 27 x 32 in.; 19

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Condition: Poor, heavy coating over patina (4).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Frame: Gray marble base, 66 1/2 x 48 x 24.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Commission; 10/21/1938.

Related Materials

Negative #296648, 315795-315800.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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