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Thomas Jefferson American President Bust by Houdon 12H -

  • 89.00 USD



At the time this sculpture was made in Paris, Thomas Jefferson was 43 years of age and was serving as ambassador to France. Ten years earlier, Jefferson had gained notoriety by penning the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. In 1784, he was appointed to negotiate commercial treaties in Europe with fellow Americans Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. It was during this period that he met Jean-Antoine Houdon, considered the foremost portrait sculptor of his time. Houdon's portrait of Jefferson, exhibited at the Salon in 1789, stresses Jefferson's virile elegance, mental alertness, and penetrating intelligence.

  • Small Measures: 12 in H x 7 in W x 4 in D including base. Weighs 2.8 lbs. PN 343W_12
  • Small Other measurements: base is 4 in W x 4 in D x 1 1/16 in H; head is 3 3/4 in H
  • Large: 28 in H. Weighs 24.3 lbs. PN 343W_30
  • Material: hand-finished crushed stone resin
  • Color: Off White

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