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HIRAM POWERS, SCULPTOR

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Frances Trollope discovered the young American, part Native American, Hiram Powers, in Cincinnati and encouraged him to sculpt Dante's Commedia in wax there. He later came to Florence with his family, taught sculpture at the Accademia de Belle Arti, and won fame for his 'Greek Slave', exhibited at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition, about which Elizabeth Barrett Browning composed a powerful sonnet. His sons became sculptors and photographers.

La tentazione di Eva: 'Paradise Lost' nella scultura di Hiram Powers/ Eve Tempted: 'Paradise Lost' in Hiram Powers' sculpture
Katerine Gaja, The British Institute of Florence

The English Cemetery's Sculptors

Atlantic Monthly Hiram Powers in Florence

The Trollope Family in America and Florence

Iron Chain, Golden Ring: Slavery in Florence's English Cemetery

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'Hiram Powers' Greek Slave'

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets

Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, Italy

'America,' not accepted by Congress because he showed her trampling on slave chains,


'Last of the Tribes' 

 




Photograph, taken by Longworth Powers of his father, found in Susan Horner's Diary, British Institute of Florence



FLORIN WEBSITE JULIA BOLTON HOLLOWAYAUREO ANELLO ASSOCIAZIONE, 1997-2017: MEDIEVAL: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, SWEET NEW STYLE: BRUNETTO LATINO, DANTE ALIGHIERI, & GEOFFREY CHAUCER || VICTORIAN: WHITE SILENCE: FLORENCE'S 'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING || WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR || FRANCES TROLLOPE || || HIRAM POWERS || ABOLITION OF SLAVERY || FLORENCE IN SEPIA  || CITY AND BOOK CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' || EDITRICE AUREO ANELLO CATALOGUE || FLORIN WEBSITE || UMILTA WEBSITE || RINGOFGOLD WEBSITE || LINGUE/LANGUAGES: ITALIANO, ENGLISH || VITA
New
: Dante vivo || White Silence