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Caleb Fiske Harris

1867 Hiram Powers Born: Woodstock, Vermont 1805 Died: Florence, Italy 1873 plaster 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. (67.4 x 54.7 x 32.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson 1968.155.62 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17B


Luce Center Label

Caleb Fiske Harris was a New York businessman and avid collector of books. He commissioned Hiram Powers to create this sculpture in 1867, along with a portrait of his wife, Emily Stevenson Davis Harris. After his death, his extensive library was acquired by his alma mater, Brown University, and is still considered one of the best private book collections in the United States.

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Occupation - art - collector

Portrait male - Harris, Caleb Fiske - bust

Study - sculpture model

sculpture

plaster

About Hiram Powers

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

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