Left Hand Clutching Scroll

  • Hiram Powers, Left Hand Clutching Scroll, n.d., plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.133

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There are many plaster fragments of anatomical details in the Hiram Powers collection that cannot be identified. These may have been models for the hands and feet of full-size sculptures, such as Left Hand Clutching Scroll, which was a study for the Thomas Jefferson statue that stands in the U.S. Capitol, and Left Hand Pressing Down, which was for the statue Greek Slave. Many pieces were also likely commissioned as individual works.

Title
Left Hand Clutching Scroll
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
10 x 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (25.4 x 19.7 x 9.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – hand
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Study – anatomical study
Object Number
1968.155.133
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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