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?
- 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
- Dress – historic – nineteenth century dress
- Occupation – political – president
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