Charles Oliver O’Donnell

Charles Oliver O’Donnell was a successful merchant in Baltimore, Maryland. It is likely that he commissioned this portrait while in Rome visiting William Henry Rinehart’s studio, a popular stop for many wealthy Americans. Rinehart created this sculpture in the style of Roman portraiture, but O’Donnell’s stern features and groomed mustache reflected his status as a nineteenth-century baron of American capitalism.

Title
Charles Oliver O’Donnell
Artist
Date
1867
Location
Not on view
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Robert O. Werlich

Mediums
Mediums Description
marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – O'Donnell, Charles Oliver – bust
Object Number
1976.113.21
Palette
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