William Henry Rinehart, an American sculptor with a studio in Rome modeled the first statue of Sleeping Children in 1859. He was one of a group of Americans studying sculpture in Italy. This statue, one of his most successful works, eventually brought Rinehart over 20 commissions.


Adelicia Acklen ordered her statue on February 27, 1866 while visiting Rinehart's studio. Twin sisters, Laura and Corinne Acklen died in 1855 of Scarlet Fever at the age of 2 1/2. Their death no doubt inspired Adelicia's interest in this statue. Upon delivery to Nashville in 1867 the statue was placed in Belmont's entry hall where it remains today.


Polyresin replica sculpture

Dimensions: 3.25"h x 7"w x 3.5"d


$49.95 (includes shipping and handling)


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Sleeping Children Statue


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    Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

    Nashville, TN 37212


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    Nashville, TN 37212


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    Photos by Ed Houk