Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery.GALB.PED

Object description

  • Hiram Powers (American, 1805-1873)
  • Martha Endicott Peabody, 1844
  • Marble
  • Rome, Italy
  • overall H: 71 in, W: 16 in, D: 16 in (overall H: 180.3 cm, W: 40.6 cm, D: 40.6 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. John Lawrence, 1993
  • 122217


This is a bust of Mrs. Richard Denison Rogers (Martha Endicott Peabody) (1826-1866). She is portrayed as the goddess Proserpine, shown emerging from a basket of acanthus leaves (an emblem of immortality), clad in the loose drapery of the ancient Romans. The bust sits on a pedestal in the form of a half Doric column.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present