Thoreau bust sculpture – 12 inch


The Walton Ricketson portraiture bust of Henry David Thoreau is quite possibly the best sculpture ever produced of Concord’s favorite son and author of Walden. It represents a young, idealized Henry Thoreau much the way he looked when he was living at Walden Pond. When Edward Waldo Emerson saw the life-sized bust in 1898, he thought it spoke for Thoreau’s “clear eyed courage and directness, a suggestion of Nature’s ruggedness with Nature’s refinement and wholesomeness, and a hint too of the tenderness and faith that made him poet as well as naturalist.” It was, of course, sculpted by another “young friend” who was equally fond of his subject.

We are pleased to offer admirers of Henry David Thoreau this hand-crafted replica of Ricketson’s original sculpture, reproduced in exacting detail. This statue is created using a high-grade proprietary bonded marble. While it can weather any season, these beautiful artworks are best displayed indoors where they can inspire Thoreauvians—on desks or shelves, in libraries, classrooms, or even a 10 x 15 foot house.

Each piece is designed and made in the U.S.A.

PLEASE NOTE:  the 12 inch sculpture will take 4-6 weeks for delivery and will be shipped to you directly from the distributor.

Customers outside the Continental United States, please contact us at, as we need to calculate shipping.  Thank you.

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