Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, Clasped Hands of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1853 (source).
One of America’s first professional female sculptors, Harriet Hosmer met Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning in Rome in 1853. The Brownings, both well-known English poets, had eloped to Italy seven years earlier. Shortly after meeting the couple, Hosmer approached them about modeling their hands. Mrs Browning consented to the sculptor’s idea on the condition that Hosmer do the casting herself