Caleb Fiske Harris

Copied Hiram Powers, Caleb Fiske Harris, 1867, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.62
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Artwork Details

Title
Caleb Fiske Harris
Artist
Date
1867
Dimensions
26 1221 1212 78 in. (67.454.732.6 cm)
Credit Line
Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson
Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Study — sculpture model
  • Portrait male — Harris, Caleb Fiske — bust
Object Number
1968.155.62

Artwork Description

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.