Louisa Greenough Powers Ibbotson

  • Hiram Powers, Louisa Greenough Powers Ibbotson, modeled 1862, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.19

Louisa Loulie” Greenough Powers was Hiram Powers’s oldest daughter, born soon after the death of his first child, Jimmy. She was named after the sculptor Horatio Greenough’s sister, Louisa, who was a close friend of the family. Loulie Powers married the successful English steel manufacturer Alfred Buckingham Ibbotson in 1862. The portrait bust was modeled shortly before her marriage and departure for England. The Ibbotsons later built a huge villa on the property adjoining her father’s home in Florence, which became known as the marble palace” and is still home to descendants of the Powers family.

Title
Louisa Greenough Powers Ibbotson
Artist
Date
modeled 1862
Location
Dimensions
24 3419 7810 78 in. (62.850.527.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Dress – historic – classical dress
Object Number
1968.155.19
Palette
Linked Open Data
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