Cast of the Hand of Louisa G. Powers Ibbotson

  • Unidentified, Cast of the Hand of Louisa G. Powers Ibbotson, 1929, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.170

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Louisa "Loulie" Greenough Powers was Hiram Powers's oldest daughter, born soon after the death of his first child, Jimmy. She was named after the sculptor Horatio Greenough's sister, Louisa, who was a close friend of the family. Loulie Powers married the successful English steel manufacturer Alfred Buckingham Ibbotson in 1862. The Ibbotsons later built a huge villa on the property adjoining her father's home in Florence, which became known as the "marble palace" and is still home to descendants of the Powers family.

Title
Cast of the Hand of Louisa G. Powers Ibbotson
Artists
Date
1929
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 5 in. (6.4 x 23.5 x 12.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – fragment – hand
  • Figure female – elderly
Object Number
1968.155.170
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