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Louisa Greenough Powers Ibbotson

modeled 1862 Hiram Powers Born: Woodstock, Vermont 1805 Died: Florence, Italy 1873 plaster 24 3/4 x 19 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (62.8 x 50.5 x 27.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson 1968.155.19 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17B


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Louisa “Loulie” Greenough Powers was Hiram Powers’s oldest daughter, born soon after the death of his first child, Jimmy. She was named after the sculptor Horatio Greenough’s sister, Louisa, who was a close friend of the family. Loulie Powers married the successful English steel manufacturer Alfred Buckingham Ibbotson in 1862. The portrait bust was modeled shortly before her marriage and departure for England. The Ibbotsons later built a huge villa on the property adjoining her father’s home in Florence, which became known as the “marble palace” and is still home to descendants of the Powers family.

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Dress - historic - classical dress

Portrait female - Ibbotson, Louisa Greenough Powers - bust

Study - sculpture model

sculpture

plaster

About Hiram Powers

Born: Woodstock, Vermont 1805 Died: Florence, Italy 1873

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