Cast iron

Ca. 1850-1860

4’ 4” long

This was a popular dog figure in America from the mid to late nineteenth century. A marble greyhound called Arno, Queen Victoria’s dog was done by Horatio Greenough (1805-1852) in 1838.  Adelicia as was many Americans were followers of the style trends set by Victoria.   Similar pieces were found in most iron catalogs of the period.  The style appears in the 1853 Robert Wood & Company Catalogue as product “I.” It also appears as No. 78 [3ft. 2 in.] in the 1858 Jane, Beebe & Company Catalogue.  This is one of two known greyhounds surviving from the estate [1, 2].



[1] Israel, Barbara Antique Garden Ornament:  Two Centuries of American Taste.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999.

[2] Grissom, Carol A. Zinc Sculpture in America:  1850-1950.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009.


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Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk