Catherine Hampton

Copied 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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Artwork Details

Title
Catherine Hampton
Artist
Date
modeled 1849
Dimensions
23 5818 5810 78 in. (60.147.327.5 cm)
Credit Line
Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson
Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress — historic — classical dress
  • Portrait female — Hampton, Catherine — bust
Object Number
1968.155.34

Artwork Description

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.