John Vaughan

Copied Ferdinand Pettrich, John Vaughan, 1842, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jacob Snider, Jr., XX36
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Artwork Details

Title
John Vaughan
Date
1842
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
25 1215 189 38 in. (64.938.423.8 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Jacob Snider, Jr.
Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male — elderly
  • Portrait male — Vaughan, John — bust
Object Number
XX36

Artwork Description

Ferdinand Pettrich modeled this piece of the philanthropist John Vaughan in Philadelphia in 1842. A wealthy wine merchant and patron of the arts and sciences, Vaughan was well known in Philadelphia society during the early nineteenth century and may have been a patron of the artist’s during his first years in America.