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Caleb Fiske Harris

Caleb Fiske Harris
Artist
Hiram Powers, born Woodstock, VT 1805-died Florence, Italy 1873
Sitter
Caleb Fiske Harris
Date
1867
Type
Sculpture
Medium
plaster
Dimensions
26 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. (67.4 x 54.7 x 32.6 cm)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in memory of Ralph Cross Johnson
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
1968.155.62
Luce Center Label
Caleb Fiske Harris was a New York businessman and avid collector of books. He commissioned Hiram Powers to create this sculpture in 1867, along with a portrait of his wife, Emily Stevenson Davis Harris. After his death, his extensive library was acquired by his alma mater, Brown University, and is still considered one of the best private book collections in the United States.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor