Bronze, 26 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches 
(67.31 x 38.74 cm.), collection of SGNHS

Charles C. Beaman, 1894

Charles C. Beaman (1840-1900) was a lawyer, graduated from Harvard in 1861, Harvard Law School in 1864, and admitted to the bar in 1865. He was solicitor for the United States before the Alabama Claims Commission at Geneva, and as counsel in Washington, D.C. Beaman was associated with William Evarts in his New York law firm, and in 1874 married Evarts' daughter Hettie. He encouraged Saint-Gaudens to live in Cornish, where he rented "Blow-Me-Up" to the sculptor in 1885. It was with this portrait and a sum of money that Saint-Gaudens purchased from Beaman the estate that he named "Aspet," in 1891.