Eliza "didy" Ridgely White Buckler And William H. Buckler Ridgely

Date:
1868
Creator:
Pasquale Romanelli, (1822-1887)

This charming statue shows Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White Buckler (1828-1894) holding her infant son William H. Buckler (1867-1953). In later life, Willie Buckler said that it was sculpted “…in Rome by Romanelli in the spring of 1868.” Willie, his parents, his older half-brothers Henry and Julian White, and his cousins John and Charles Ridgely had spent six months in the Eternal City beginning in late 1867. Pasquale Romanelli’s (1812-1887) principal studio was in Florence. The statue may have actually been sculpted there when the family passed through the city on their way back to Paris.

Description (physical):

Material: Marble. L: 84cm, W: 51cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP10099
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

Henry White

Date:
1858
Creator:
Pasquale Romanelli, (1822-1887)

Henry White II (1850-1927), eldest grandson of John and Eliza Ridgely, accompanied by his mother Eliza “Didy” Ridgely White and brother Julian White visited to Florence, Italy in the winter of 1857-58. A group of three statues, the first of several pieces of statuary ordered by Didy, were commissioned from Pasquale Romanelli (1812-1887), a leading sculptor in the city. This portrait of Henry shows him attired in neoclassical garb with a greyhound at his side. Henry later became a prominent diplomat, serving as ambassador to both Italy and France.

Description (physical):

Material: Marble. H: 139.7cm, Di: 53.4cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP22238
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site