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