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Lot 79: Hiram Powers (1805-1873)

American Paintings

by Christie's

December 1, 2005

New York, NY, USA

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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.

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.

Provenance: Christie's, New York, 22 May 2003, lot 50.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.

Artist or Maker: Hiram Powers (1805-1873)

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