22 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 13 in. (57.15 x 49.53 x 33.02 cm.)
Gift of James L. Claghorn
It was Swayne's custom to work from life and Carey (1793-1879) sat for this portrait in April and May of 1878. The sculptor has accurately represented the elderly Carey's sagging jowls and heavy brow. To give the eyes a lifelike appearance, Swayne employed a technique similar to the revolutionary one of Jean Antoine Houdon: he cut out all but a small fragment of the iris, the fragment denoting the reflection of light in the eye. 396 lbs/cubic ft.