See also:American sculptor, the son of a
See also:farmer, was
See also:born at
See also:Vermont, on the 29th of
See also:June 18o5 . In 1819 his
See also:father removed to
See also:Ohio, about six
See also:miles from
See also:Cincinnati, where the son attended school for about a
See also:year, staying meanwhile with his
See also:brother, alawyerin Cincinnati . After leaving school he found employment in superintending a
See also:room in connexion with the chief hotel of the
See also:town, but, being, in his own words, " forced at last to leave that place as his clothes and shoes were fast leaving him," he became a clerk in a general
See also:store . His second employer in this
See also:line of business having invested his capital in a
See also:clock and
See also:organ factory,
See also:Powers set himself to
See also:master the construction of the
See also:instruments, displaying an aptitude which in a
See also:time enabled him to become the first mechanic in the factory . In 1826 he began to frequent the studio of Mr Eckstein, and at once conceived a strong passion for the
See also:art of sculpture . His proficiency in modelling secured him the situation of general assistant and artist of the Western Museum, kept by a Frenchman named Dorfeuille, where his ingenious
See also:representation of the infernal regions to illustrate the more striking scenes in the poem of
See also:Dante met with extraordinary success . After studying thoroughly the art of modelling and casting, at the end of 1834 he went to
See also:Washington, where his remarkable gifts soon awakened general
See also:attention . In 1837 he settled in Florence, where he remained till his
See also:death . While he found it profitable to devote the greater
See also:part of his time to busts, his best efforts were bestowed on ideal
See also:work . In 1839 his statue of "
See also:Eve " excited the warm admiration of
See also:Thorwaldsen, and in 1843 he produced his celebrated " Greek Slave," which at once gave him a place among the leading sculptors of his time . Among the best known of his other ideal statues are the "
See also:Fisher Boy." " Il Penseroso,"
See also:Proserpine," " California," "
See also:America " (modelled for the Crystal Palace, Sydenham), and the " Last of his Tribe." He died on the 27th of June 1873 . See an article by T .
See also:Trollope in Lippincott's
See also:Magazine for
See also:February 1875 .
POWER [WILLIAM GRATTAN] TYRONE (1797-1841)
EARLS AND MARQUESSES OF POWIS
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