Hollow plaster cast bust of English poet, historian and intellectual John Milton (1608 - 1674), best known for Paradise Lost (1667), widely considered the greatest epic poem in English. According to the minutes of the Athenaeum (October 18, 1847), this bust was given to the Athenaeum in 1847 shortly after the new building opened.
Plaster; painted in 1955
Gift of David Paul Brown
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia