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
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
About Hiram Powers
Born: Woodstock, Vermont 1805 Died: Florence, Italy 1873
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