Unidentified, Christopher Columbus, ca. 1893, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.75
Research has not revealed the purpose for which this plaster design was created. It was likely created around 1893, when the Chicago World’s Fair celebrated four hundred years of European presence in the New World. Throughout the 1890s, images of Columbus appeared across the country to commemorate the nation’s beginnings.
- ca. 1893
- On View
- Not on view.
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
- Mediums Description
- Portrait male – Columbus, Christopher – full length
- Occupation – other – explorer
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