Cast of an Unidentified Right Hand in a Relaxed Position

  • Hiram Powers, Cast of an Unidentified Right Hand in a Relaxed Position, n.d., plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.145

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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 in a Relaxed Position
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 x 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (10.3 x 21.7 x 12.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – fragment – hand
Object Number
1968.155.145
Palette
Linked Open Data
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