Henry Barrett Crosby

  • Hiram Powers, Henry Barrett Crosby, 1869 or 1870, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.63

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Henry Barrett Crosby was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1815. He spent most of his life in Paterson, New Jersey, where he managed a firearms factory and later worked in the wholesale grocery business. When he died in 1910, he was considered Paterson’s most respected citizen for his devotion to local causes. Hiram Powers modeled this portrait in the late 1860s. When a marble replica was shipped to America about a year later, Crosby complained of a blemish on the forehead of the sculpture and insisted that he had been overcharged by Powers’s agent.

Title
Henry Barrett Crosby
Artists
Date
1869 or 1870
On View
Dimensions
23 7/8 x 16 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (60.7 x 42.7 x 31.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Crosby, Henry Barrett – bust
  • Dress – historic – classical dress
  • Study – sculpture model
Object Number
1968.155.63
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