President John Quincy Adams

  • Hiram Powers, President John Quincy Adams, modeled 1837, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson, 1968.155.18

Execution Date

“Sculptor, thy hand has moulded into form The haggard features of a toil-worn face; And whosoever views thy work shall trace An age of sorrow, and a Life of Storm. And, canst thou mould the Heart? For that—is warm; Glowing with tenderness for all its race; Instinct with all the Sympathies that grace The pure and artless bosom, where they swarm.” From “To Hiram Powers” by John Quincy Adams, 1837, quoted in Richard P. Wunder, Hiram Powers, 1989-91

Title
President John Quincy Adams
Artist
Date
modeled 1837
On View
Dimensions
22 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. (57.8 x 37.4 x 26.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Adams, John Quincy – bust
  • Portrait male – Adams, John Quincy – nude
  • Occupation – political – president
  • Study – sculpture model
Object Number
1968.155.18
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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