Cast of an Unidentified Right Hand Grasping a Rod

  • Hiram Powers, Cast of an Unidentified Right Hand Grasping a Rod, 1863, string, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.140

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There are many plaster fragments of anatomical details in the Hiram Powers collection that cannot be identified. These may have been models for the hands and feet of full-size sculptures, such as Left Hand Clutching Scroll, which was a study for the Thomas Jefferson statue that stands in the U.S. Capitol, and Left Hand Pressing Down, which was for the statue Greek Slave. Many pieces were also likely commissioned as individual works.

Title
Cast of an Unidentified Right Hand Grasping a Rod
Artists
Date
1863
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. (8.9 x 17.2 x 12.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – hand
Object Number
1968.155.140
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