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Catherine Hampton

modeled 1849 Hiram Powers Born: Woodstock, Vermont 1805 Died: Florence, Italy 1873 plaster 23 5/8 x 18 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. (60.1 x 47.3 x 27.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson 1968.155.34 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17B

Luce Center Label

Catherine Hampton was the sister-in-law of John Smith Preston, a close friend of Hiram Powers who funded the artist’s move to Italy. During the 1850s, Powers modeled several portrait busts of members of the Hampton family. This sculpture was not modeled from life, but from a cast done in 1849 by the artist Clark Mills, a rival of Powers.


Dress - historic - classical dress

Portrait female - Hampton, Catherine - bust

Study - sculpture model