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James Buchanan

ca. 1859 Henry Dexter Born: Nelson, New York 1806 Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876 marble 24 7/8 x 14 7/8 x 12 1/2 in. (63.3 x 37.8 x 31.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Harriet Lane Johnston 1906.9.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 20B



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Henry Dexter’s project to create a portrait gallery of the president and all the governors was long and arduous. He undertook extensive travel during a time of war and his working method involved creating multiple copies. The first step was modeling the portrait from life and casting it in plaster. He would later make a copy in marble for public display.

Keywords

Occupation - political - president

Portrait male - Buchanan, James - bust

Portrait male - Buchanan, James - nude

sculpture

stone - marble

About Henry Dexter

Born: Nelson, New York 1806 Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876

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