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The Greek Slave, (sculpture)

Artist:
Powers, Hiram
Medium:
Marble, serravezza
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. I (Sale info: To Be Distributed).
The Greek Slave was finished, in plaster, in 1842, and the first copy in marble was sold to Captain Grant, of the British navy, and exhibited in London a few years since. The second, which is the one now in possession of the Western Art Union, was executed immediately after, from the original plaster cast, sent to America for exhibition, and afterwards passed into the hands of Mr. James Robb, of New Orleans, from whom the Society purchased it. The figure is about five feet five inches in height, and is cut from a single piece of Serravezza marble, quarries of which adjoin those of Carrara in the Duchy of Lucca, and first opened about ten years ago, and the marble brought into notice by the busts of MR. POWERS. Its texture is finer and harder than that of Carrara, and more free from blemishes, the block used in the present instance being a very fine specimen. [P. 15.]
Vol. 2, No. 1. April. Published Monthly. Price a half dime. Record of the Western Art-Union, containing the Plan, List of Officers, and a Descriptive Catalogue of the Paintings, and other Works of Art, now on exhibition in the Gallery of the Western Art-Union. Cincinnati: 1850. Printed at the Daily Times Office.
Topic:
Figure female--Nude
Ethnic
Occupation--Other--Slave
Control number:
AECI 00240001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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