Mrs. Frederich Augustus Ferdinand Pettrich

  • Ferdinand Pettrich, Mrs. Frederich Augustus Ferdinand Pettrich, ca. 1835, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, XX23

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Anna Michelina Baldasari married Ferdinand Pettrich in Rome in 1827. Eight years later, the young couple traveled first to Philadelphia and then to Washington, where they settled with their three sons in Georgetown. In this sculpture bust, likely made shortly after their arrival in America, Pettrich presents his young wife wearing the robe of a mythological goddess, much like the allegorical figures that he had sculpted in Rome before coming to this country.

Title
Mrs. Frederich Augustus Ferdinand Pettrich
Artist
Date
ca. 1835
On View
Dimensions
26 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (67.6 x 36.5 x 27.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum acquisition

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – scarf
  • Portrait female – Pettrich, Frederick A. F., Mrs. – bust
Object Number
XX23
Palette
Linked Open Data
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