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Statue of the Greek Slave, (sculpture)

Artist:
Powers, Hiram
Medium:
Marble, serravezza
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1
. . . THE STATUE is five feet six inches in height, and is cut from a single piece of Serravezza Marble of the finest texture. . . . The ostensible subject is merely a Grecian maiden, made captive by the Turks, and exposed at Constantinople for sale. The cross and locket, visible amid the drapery, indicate that she is a Christian, and beloved. [P. 23; entry includes two poems on the "Greek Slave," one anonymous and one by Augustin Duganne; numerous descriptive remarks on the statue; and excerpts from articles that appeared in the "Cincinnati Daily Columbian," "New York Evening Mirror," "New York Courier and Enquirer, "New York Tribune," "New York Mirror," "New York Dutchman," "McMakin's American Courier in Philadelphia," and "Louisville Courier." Engraving on P. 10 depicts nude female figure pedestal in a three-quarter pose. Her hands are bound with chains in front of her.]
The Cosmopolitan Art Association Illustrated Catalogue. 1854. For the Encouragement and General Diffusion of Literature & Art. W.H. Tineon, Stereotyper, 21 Beekman Street. John A. Gray, Printer, 97 Cliff Street. Address: Knickerbocker Office, 348 Broadway, New York; or, 166 Water St., Sandusky. A Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, Bronze Statuettes and Oil Paintings, to be allotted to Members of the Cosmopolitan Art Association, at the Annual Distribution, in January, 1854.
Topic:
Figure female--Nude
History--Ancient--Greece
Occupation--Other--Slave
Literature--Poetry
Religion--Christianity
Control number:
AECI 02370001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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