Story, William Wetmore

Story, William Wetmore

(1819–95) sculptor, poet, lawyer; born in Salem, Mass. (son of Justice Joseph Story). He studied at Harvard, practiced law, and studied sculpture in Italy (1847) before settling there permanently (1856). He wrote poetry and became close friends of Robert and Elizabeth Browning and Henry James. He is known for his literary interests and related sculptures, such as Cleopatra (1858).
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