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Ideal Figure with Harp

American Art
Ideal Figure with Harp

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Chauncey Bradley Ives
American, 1810–1894

Date

1871; modeled 1864

Medium

Marble

Accession #

2010.69

Dimensions

51 1/4 x 21 x 31 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Among the most prolific American sculptors of the nineteenth century, Chauncey Bradley Ives worked in Rome from 1851 until his death in 1894. Rome was a center for marble sculpture production in the 1800s, and art studios catered to the many well-to-do American travelers looking to take home artful mementos while on the Grand Tour. Sculpture was considered a fashionable acquisition, and Ives’s classically themed works appealed to conservative mid-century American tastes.

Credit

Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E. Shapiro