Loulie's Hand

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American (Woodstock, NY 1805 - 1873 Florence, Italy)
Loulie's Hand, 1839
Former Title: Luly's Hand
19th century
Creation Place: United States
7.3 x 14 cm (2 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Professor James Hardy Ropes
, 1928.115
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
signed: on base: H. Powers
Charles Lawrence Peirson; to his nephew James Hardy Ropes; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1928.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, French and Italian Notebooks, (Boston, MA, 1873), p. 308

H. Wade White, "Nineteenth Century American Sculpture at Harvard, a Glance at the Collection", Harvard Library Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, October 1970), vol. XVIII, no. 4, p. 364, pl. XII

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 57, ill.

William H. Gerdts, American Neo-Classic Sculpture: the Marble Resurrection, Viking Press (New York, NY, 1973), p. 141, pl. 175; text p. 140, b/w

Richard P. Wunder, Hiram Powers: Vermont Sculptor, 1805-1873, Vol. II, University of Delaware Press/ Associated University Presses (Newark DE/London and Toronto, 1991), p. 185, cat. 218, ill.

John M. Hunisak, Castings, Casts and Replicas: Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from Europe and America in New England Collections, exh. cat., Middlebury College Museum of Art (Middlebury, VT, 1994), reproduced in b/w no. 34, p. 109

Charles Colbert, "Spiritual Currents and Manifest Destiny in the Art of Hiram Powers", The Art Bulletin, College Art Association of America (New York, NY, September 2000), vol. LXXXII, no. 3, pp. 529-543, p. 533, no. 4

Exhibition History
The History of American Sculpture, Newark Museum, Newark, 05/01/1962 - 10/31/1962
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 57
The Extended Hand, University of Kansas Museum of Art, Lawrence, 01/01/1974 - 01/31/1974
Carvings, Casts, & Replicas: nineteenth-century sculpture from Europe & America in New England collections, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, 09/22/1994 - 12/11/1994
Tangible Things, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Cambridge, 01/24/2011 - 05/29/2011