Bronze Bust

Bronze bust of Henry Clay by H.K. Brown

Henry Kirke Brown, Bust of Henry Clay, 1852. Bronze.

Created shortly after the death of Henry Clay, this hollow bronze bust is a small example of the work of noted sculptor Henry Kirke Brown. The rear of the sculpture is inscribed "H.K. Brown Sculptor July 1852," and it was a gift from the Nicholls family to the University in 1948.

Another copy of this bust is located at the United States Senate, which has a web page devoted to this subject here.