Born: Dresden, Germany 1798
Died: Rome, Italy 1872
painted plaster 28 7/8 x 15 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (73.5 x 39.3 x 24.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum acquisition
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17A
Luce Center Label
Pettrich modeled this portrait around the time that he executed what has become his best-known statue, that of General George Washington in the act of resigning his commission as commander of the army. Confident from the success of that monumental work, he represented himself in his professional garb as a skilled sculptor.
Occupation - art - sculptor
Portrait male - Pettrich, Ferdinand - bust
Portrait male - Pettrich, Ferdinand - self-portrait
About Ferdinand Pettrich
Born: Dresden, Germany 1798 Died: Rome, Italy 1872
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