James Buchanan

  • Henry Dexter, James Buchanan, ca. 1859, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Harriet Lane Johnston, 1906.9.4

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Henry Dexter’s project to create a portrait gallery of the president and all the governors was long and arduous. He undertook extensive travel during a time of war and his working method involved creating multiple copies. The first step was modeling the portrait from life and casting it in plaster. He would later make a copy in marble for public display.

Title
James Buchanan
Artists
Date
ca. 1859
On View
Dimensions
24 7/8 x 14 7/8 x 12 1/2 in. (63.3 x 37.8 x 31.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Harriet Lane Johnston

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – political – president
  • Portrait male – Buchanan, James – bust
  • Portrait male – Buchanan, James – nude
Object Number
1906.9.4
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