Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Maine sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers (1825-1861), who was born in Saccarappa (Westbrook), is best known for "The Dead Pearl Diver" and other idealized works he created while in Rome, Italy.
This small, unfired bas relief of a sleeping child is said to be his last work before he died at 36 of tuberculosis.
About This Item
- Title: Akers' Head of Sleeping Child, ca. 1861
- Creator: Akers, Benjamin Paul
- Creation Date: circa 1861
- Subject Date: circa 1861
- Town: Westbrook
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Earthenware, Clay
- Dimensions: 7 cm x 7 cm
- Local Code: 4340*
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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