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Alma Hammond L'Hommedieu

1872 or 1873 Hiram Powers Born: Woodstock, Vermont 1805 Died: Florence, Italy 1873 plaster 23 7/8 x 18 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (60.6 x 46.6 x 26.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson 1968.155.38 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17B


Luce Center Label

Alma Hammond L’Hommedieu was the daughter of Charles Hammond, associate justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. Her husband, Stephen L’Hommedieu, publisher of the Cincinnati Gazette, commissioned this portrait in 1870. Powers completed the marble replica three years later, only a short time before his death. The patient expression and fine-lined face, together with the simple clothing, suggest a middle-aged lady with no pretensions to grandeur.

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Portrait female - L'Hommedieu, Alma Hammond - bust

Portrait female - L'Hommedieu, Stephen, Mrs. - bust

Study - sculpture model

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plaster

About Hiram Powers

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

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