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Hope

Hiram S. Powers

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Marble
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1869
    DIMENSIONS 28 3/4 x 19 11/16 x 11 9/16 in. (73 x 50 x 29.4 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Incised on back of bust: "H. POWERS Sculp"
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 21.244
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Hiram S. Powers (American, 1805-1873). Hope, ca. 1869. Marble, 28 3/4 x 19 11/16 x 11 9/16 in. (73 x 50 x 29.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 21.244. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 21.244_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bust of female allegorical figure looking to left with a garment draped over her proper right shoulder, leaving her left breast exposed; she wears a five-pointed crown with an anchor in the center and five ball-like points connected by draped cord; her hair is gathered at the neck; supported on short pedestal. Condition: Good; object has been restored after a 1994 accident which resulted in several chips around crown and drapery edges.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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