Chauncey Bradley Ives American, 1810-1894


Chauncey Bradley Ives was both a prolific and a very successful American sculptor who worked in the Neo-Classical manner that flourished from the mid to late 19th century. Ives played a significant role in making American sculpture popular. Trained in Rome and influenced by such iconic Neo-Classical sculptors as Hiram Powers, Ives is best remembered for his marble portrait busts. Although by the 1870's the Neo-Classical movement in sculpture was beginning to wane, it is a compelling fact that  the popularity of Ives continued. Neither his production nor his commissions diminished or suffered to any great degree. The sculptures of Ives reflected the tastes of his generation. His works stand as a highpoint in the history of America’s cultural achievements during the Victorian age.

Museums and Public Collections

Amherst College, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts

Brooklyn Museum, New York

Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, New York

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cincinnati Historical Society, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

Huntington Library, California

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

National Statuary Museum, Washington, D.C.

New York Historical Society, New York City

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont

Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

University of Tennessee, Ackien Mansion, Nashville, Tennessee

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

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