Catherine Hampton

  • Hiram Powers, Catherine Hampton, modeled 1849, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.34

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Catherine Hampton was the sister-in-law of John Smith Preston, a close friend of Hiram Powers who funded the artist’s move to Italy. During the 1850s, Powers modeled several portrait busts of members of the Hampton family. This sculpture was not modeled from life, but from a cast done in 1849 by the artist Clark Mills, a rival of Powers.

Title
Catherine Hampton
Artist
Date
modeled 1849
On View
Dimensions
23 5/8 x 18 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. (60.1 x 47.3 x 27.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Hampton, Catherine – bust
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Dress – historic – classical dress
Object Number
1968.155.34
Palette
Linked Open Data
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