Caleb Fiske Harris

  • 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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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.

Title
Caleb Fiske Harris
Artist
Date
1867
On View
Dimensions
26 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. (67.4 x 54.7 x 32.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Portrait male – Harris, Caleb Fiske – bust
  • Occupation – art – collector
Object Number
1968.155.62
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