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Title Trust in God
Artist Bartolini, Lorenzo
Date ca. 1836
Medium marble
Dimensions 19 x 13 in x 8 3/4 inches

Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. Julius Heyward (Elizabeth Middleton)
Accession Number 1917.002.0003
Collection Sculpture
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Description "Trust in God" was purchased by nineteenth-century Charleston collector, Charles Izard Manigualt sometime after 1836. Manigualt visited Lorenzo Bartolini's Florence studio during his grand tour of Europe in 1829. At the time, American sculptor Horatio Greenough was working in the studio of Bartolini and Manigualt recorded the visit in his travel journal, " We all visited Mr. Greenhough an American sculptor who is studying under the famous Bartolini whose studio we afterwards repaired to & examined with great pleasure several interesting specimens of his art..." [1]

Many copies of "Trust in God" are known to exist in both plaster and marble.This version is likely at a reduced-scale. When Middleton added the work to his collection is unknown.

1. Charles Izard Manigault, travel journal, Florence, 30 October 1829, Charlseton Library Society

Subjects Figure
Image 001\1917.02.03.JPG