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John Vaughan

1842 Ferdinand Pettrich Born: Dresden, Germany 1798 Died: Rome, Italy 1872 plaster 25 1/2 x 15 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. (64.9 x 38.4 x 23.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jacob Snider, Jr. XX36 Not currently on view


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Ferdinand Pettrich modeled this piece of the philanthropist John Vaughan in Philadelphia in 1842. A wealthy wine merchant and patron of the arts and sciences, Vaughan was well known in Philadelphia society during the early nineteenth century and may have been a patron of the artist’s during his first years in America.

Keywords

Figure male - elderly

Occupation - other - philanthropist

Portrait male - Vaughan, John - bust

sculpture

plaster