Hiram Powers

  • Charles Francis Fuller, Hiram Powers, modeled ca. 1870, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.10

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Hiram Powers nicknamed Charles Fuller “Captain” because of his student’s military experience. Along with fellow American sculptor Thomas Ball, they formed a small colony of expatriates in their neighborhood in Florence. Living in such close proximity, they visited one another’s studios, shared ideas, and created portraits of each other. Here, Fuller presented Powers as a contemplative and solemn-looking man, nearing the end of a long and successful career. Fuller exhibited the terra-cotta bust from which this cast was made at the Royal Academy in 1873, the year of Powers’s death.

Title
Hiram Powers
Artists
Date
modeled ca. 1870
On View
Dimensions
20 x 21 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. (50.8 x 54.3 x 32.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Powers, Hiram
  • Portrait male – Powers, Hiram – bust
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
Object Number
1968.155.10
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