The Bride of Abydos

The Bride of Abydos

Thomas Crawford (1813/14–1857)

Modeled 1841; carved 1842

Marble

Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.496

Thomas Crawford was among the first wave of American sculptors to study classical sculptural traditions in Rome in 1835. The subject of this artwork comes from a poem of the same title by Lord Byron.