Alma Hammond L'Hommedieu

  • Hiram Powers, Alma Hammond L'Hommedieu, 1872 or 1873, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.38

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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.

Title
Alma Hammond L'Hommedieu
Artist
Date
1872 or 1873
On View
Dimensions
23 7/8 x 18 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (60.6 x 46.6 x 26.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – L'Hommedieu, Stephen, Mrs. – bust
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Portrait female – L'Hommedieu, Alma Hammond – bust
Object Number
1968.155.38
Palette
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ca. 1869
plaster on metal base
modeled 1855-1861
marble
modeled 1867
plaster

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