http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/hiram-powers-1805-1873-79-c-jj8baphv59Proserpine inscribed 'H. Powers/Sculp.' (underneath) marble 22 in. (57.2 cm.) high with a rose marble base 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high Executed circa 1849.
Description: Proserpine inscribed 'H. Powers/Sculp.' (underneath) marble 22 in. (57.2 cm.) high with a rose marble base 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high Executed circa 1849.
Artist or Maker: Hiram Powers (1805-1873)
Provenance: Christie's, New York, 22 May 2003, lot 50. Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Notes:Proserpine was one of Powers's most popular works and underwent several changes by the artist. The present work is an example from the third version in which Powers replaced acanthus leaves with a classical beaded border.
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