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Bust

Thomas Ball

Artwork Details

Bust
circa 1853
Thomas Ball
plaster
9 5/8 in. x 5 11/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. ( 24.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 10 cm )
Gift of Romesh and Veena Saigal
2008/2.313

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Although Ball joined the circle of the American Neo-classical sculptor Hiram Powers, his work remained rooted in an objective naturalism and a devotion to American subjects. The monuments, small bronzes and portraits he produced in the following years are characterized by their smooth surfaces and minimal detail.

Physical Description:

Plaster cast bust of a caucasian male

Usage Rights:

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