¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 and several other pretty little ideals $300. To $400. each. His price for busts are $400. Each or two for $600, but from the scarcity of models I judge that he is less at home upon busts than upon ideal groups or figures, which he is unexcelled in Florence. He is the successful competitor for making the Springfield statue of Abm Lincoln-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In the same block we found the studio of J.H. Hart- a very social man, of 60 years, as he said he was born in 1810 talking rapidly and a little nervous in manner but cheerful and asking freely for criticism upon his works.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 He is a Kentuckian and delights in busts of illustrious southernors. I think his busts of Henry Clay and Genl Jackson the finest specimens of bust sculpture that I have seen. He had a model in clay unfinished which he says he has been studying four years, a nude woman looking down to the little cupid standing beside her, illustrating victory over the artifices of love. He begged for criticism and suggestions for a short name. We thought the wrist and feet a little too large, and like an American Preacher present Mr. Van Nest, was too modest to tell him so-