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Excerpt from Quincy Adams Shaw Collection: Italian Renaissance Sculpturee Paintings and PastelsQuincy Adams Shaw, the son of Robert Gould Shaw and Elizabeth Willard Parkman, was born in Boston, February 8, 1825, in a fine old mansion in BowdoinMoreExcerpt from Quincy Adams Shaw Collection: Italian Renaissance Sculpturee Paintings and PastelsQuincy Adams Shaw, the son of Robert Gould Shaw and Elizabeth Willard Parkman, was born in Boston, February 8, 1825, in a fine old mansion in Bowdoin Square facing the Revere House, belonging to the Parkman Estate, which was standing until a few years ago- he died at his home in Jamaica Plain, June 12, 1908.Graduating at Harvard College in the Class of 1845, he went to the West the following spring with his friend and relative, the late historian, Francis Parkman. They left St. Louis on the 28th day of April, 1846, on a tour of curiosity and amusement to the Rocky Mountains. The story of this journey is told in that fascinating book, The Oregon Trail, dedicated by Mr. Parkman To the Comrade of a Summer and the Friend of a Life Time, Quincy Adams Shaw. The winter of 1849-1850 he spent in Egypt and in Palestine, with George William Curtis, who afterwards married his niece, Anna Shaw.Returning from the East, Mr. Shaw went to Paris, where his sister, Mrs. William Batchelder Greene (Anna Shaw), was living, and remained for seven or eight years. Through the friendship of Mrs. Greene with the famous Madame Julius Mohl Mr. Shaw was thrown in the midst of the literary, scientific and artistic society of the Paris of that day. Madame Mohl was one of the last great ladies to have a salon in the accepted sense of the word. William Morris Hunt, an intimate friend of Mr. Shaws, was an art student in Paris, and through him Mr. Shaw was also thrown with the artistic world.The Barbizon School was then just beginning to be heard of. It was through the patronage of Americans that the now famous men of this school were first appreciated.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.