James Buchanan

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
Artist
Date
ca. 1859
Location
Dimensions
24 7814 7812 12 in. (63.337.831.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Harriet Lane Johnston

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