Louisa Greenough Powers Ibbotson

  • Hiram Powers, Louisa Greenough Powers Ibbotson, 1862, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.64

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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
1862
On View
Dimensions
28 1/4 x 19 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (71.6 x 50.3 x 28.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Ibbotson, Louisa Greenough Powers – bust
  • Dress – historic – classical dress
  • Portrait female – Ibbotson, Alfred Buckingham, Mrs. – bust
Object Number
1968.155.64
Palette
Linked Open Data
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