Christopher Columbus

  • 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

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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.

Title
Christopher Columbus
Artist
Date
ca. 1893
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

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
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Columbus, Christopher – full length
  • Occupation – other – explorer
Object Number
1972.167.75
Palette
Linked Open Data
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