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"The Visionary" - John Muir at Age 34 (1872) - Bust

by William James Pettee

See also Will Pettee's John Muir Collection website for further information and Pettee's additional Muir sculptures.


Small-scale busts from the same sculptor are also available for your home: WJP Studios John Muir Collection.

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The Visionary - John Muir Bust by Will Pettee The Visionary - John Muir Bust - Side View - Will Pettee

About the Bust

Title: The Visionary

Artist: Will Pettee

Dimensions: 6" tall

Weight: Approx. 2 lbs.

Material: Cold-Cast Bronze (a sculpture compound of powdered bronze and resins). Patinas and wax are applied to protect its finish. Mounted on a hardwood base.

Limited Edition: 350

Price: $95

The Idea

The sculptor, William Pettee, explains his inspiration for creating this Muir Bust, "The Visionary," Bust 1 of 2, as follows:

John Muir at age 34 (1872)

Depicts him at age 34 when he was a visionary reasearching his Yosemite Valley Glacier theory and began publishing his articles.

Also available:

John Muir Bust with nature scene mounted in acrylic holder:

The Visionary Bust with Muir Woods Scenic and brass nameplate

Height: 11 3/4"
Width: 8 1/2"
Depth: 4"
Weight: Approx. 3 1/2 lbs.

Mounted on hand cut, stained and varnished Red Oak wood
base with brass nameplate that reads: JOHN MUIR

Other Yosemite and Muir woods background images available.

The sale of Pettee's John Muir sculptures is going directly toward funding the "Mountain Muir" sculpture for the John Muir National Historic Site. Also, a portion of each sale is donated to the Sierra Club.


Will & Karen Pettee
WJP Studios:
(650) 366-7929 or Mobile: (650) 722-2088

See also:

The Inspiration - John Muir at Age 52 (1890) - Bust 2 of 2 by William Pettee
Mountain Muir - Sculpture 1 of 2 by William Pettee
Nature's Prophet - Sculpture 2 of 2 by William Pettee


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