Chester Arthur

  • Lot Flannery, Chester Arthur, before 1883?, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, XX42

Luce Center Label

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.

Title
Chester Arthur
Artist
Date
before 1883?
On View
Dimensions
26 1/8 x 20 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (66.3 x 53.0 x 32.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum acquisition

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – political – president
  • Portrait male – Arthur, Chester – bust
  • Dress – historic – nineteenth century dress
Object Number
XX42
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

More Artworks from the Collection