Bust of St. Thomas Aquinas in Mullen Library

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Title

Bust of St. Thomas Aquinas in Mullen Library

Alternative Title

NMC 25

Subject

St. Thomas Aquinas

Description

Donated to The Catholic University of America (CUA) by the Catholics of Great Britain and Ireland (residing in Rome) in 1889. According to the 1889 Year Book of CUA, “The well-known effigy of the Saint, on the Pincian Hill, was at first considered the best model to reproduce.” But Guglielmi wanted to aim higher. He travelled around Italy studying portraits of St. Thomas, “and the result is this superb work, which may well be considered the best likeness of the Angelic Doctor in existence.”

Creator

Luigi Guglielmi (1834-1907)

Source

Amanda Bernard

Date

1889

Format

35 in. x 25 in.

Medium

Marble

Citation

Luigi Guglielmi (1834-1907), “Bust of St. Thomas Aquinas in Mullen Library,” Digital Exhibits, accessed July 29, 2021, https://cuexhibits.wrlc.org/items/show/8423.