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Hiram Powers: Charity, ca.1871
Photograph by Ralph Daily, Creative Commons licensed


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Hiram Powers

[American Neoclassical Sculptor, 1805-1873]

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Original works by Hiram Powers available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
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Notable SiteHiram Powers at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Greek Slave

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
The Last of the Tribes, 1867-74

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Sculpture collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteHiram Powers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
The Greek Slave

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Bust of the "Greek Slave"

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
George Washington, 1849

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
7 sculptures online

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Greek Slave

Glencairn Museum, Pennsylvania

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
Eve Disconsolate, marble, 1871

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Francis Granger

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont
Bust of Greek Slave

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
John C. Calhoun

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
Greek Slave, 1849

The Huntington Library, California

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
The Greek Slave, 1847

U.S. Senate Art Collection
Benjamin Franklin

U.S. Senate Art Collection
John Marshall

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteHiram Powers at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteHiram Powers in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
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Bust of Andrew Jackson

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
The Victorian Web

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
The Greek Slave (includes many 19th-century writings about this renowned work)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Hiram Powers  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
The Greek Slave, 1841-43

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Hiram Powers' Technique: The Art of Seizing a Likeness in Marble" (2007)

Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Hiram Powers and the Sintons", an illustrated article in .PDF format

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