Lot Flannery, Chester Arthur, before 1883?, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, XX42
Scholars have disagreed about whether or not this bust actually represents the twenty-first president of the United States; further research might establish the circumstances surrounding its creation. Sculpture busts of President Arthur were made by several of Lot Flannery’s contemporaries, including Augustus Saint-Gaudens. While living in Washington, Flannery made several presidential portraits, including his popular monumental statue of Lincoln in front of the old city hall in Washington, and a bust of Benjamin Franklin in the government printing office.
- before 1883?
- On View
26 1/8 x 20 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (66.3 x 53.0 x 32.1 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Mediums Description
- painted plaster
- Occupation – political – president
- Portrait male – Arthur, Chester – bust
- Dress – historic – nineteenth century dress
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