Hiram Powers

  • Longworth Powers, Hiram Powers, after 1866, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.33

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Hiram Powers’s eldest son, Longworth, did not have an easy time establishing a career. After his termination from West Point, he enrolled at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, only to abandon his studies before completing his degree. He then traveled to Florence to try his hand at sculpture, but ultimately decided that portrait photography was his true interest. Hiram gave his son a pushcart so that he could peddle his work through the streets of Florence.

Title
Hiram Powers
Artist
Date
after 1866
On View
Dimensions
23 5/8 x 19 x 9 1/2 in. (60.0 x 48.2 x 24.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
  • Portrait male – Powers, Hiram – nude
  • Portrait male – Powers, Hiram
  • Portrait male – Powers, Hiram – bust
Object Number
1968.155.33
Palette
Linked Open Data
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