Loulie's Hand
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1928.115
People
Hiram Powers, American (Woodstock, NY 1805 - 1873 Florence, Italy)
Title
Loulie's Hand
Other Titles
Former Title: Luly's Hand
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1839
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Marble
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
7.3 x 14 cm (2 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: on base: H. Powers
Provenance
Charles Lawrence Peirson; to his nephew James Hardy Ropes; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1928.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Professor James Hardy Ropes
Accession Year
1928
Object Number
1928.115
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Nathaniel Hawthorne, French and Italian Notebooks (Boston, MA, 1873), p. 308

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

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

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

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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted