James Buchanan

  • Henry Dexter, James Buchanan, modeled ca. 1859, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, XX4

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When Henry Dexter set out to create his portrait gallery of the fifteenth U.S. president and all the governors, he began at the White House. Buchanan expressed surprise that a Massachusetts artist would want to sculpt him, since he was unpopular there.

Title
James Buchanan
Artist
Date
modeled ca. 1859
On View
Dimensions
24 1/2 x 14 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (62.2 x 37.9 x 30.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum acquisition

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Buchanan, James – bust
  • Occupation – political – president
Object Number
XX4
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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