Self-Portrait

Copied Ferdinand Pettrich, Self-Portrait, 1840, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, XX24
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Artwork Details

Title
Self-Portrait
Date
1840
Dimensions
28 7815 129 58 in. (73.539.324.5 cm)
Credit Line
Museum acquisition
Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male — Pettrich, Frederick A.F. — self-portrait
  • Occupation — art — sculptor
  • Portrait male — Pettrich, Ferdinand — bust
Object Number
XX24

Artwork Description

Pettrich modeled this portrait around the time that he executed what has become his best-known statue, that of General George Washington in the act of resigning his commission as commander of the army. Confident from the success of that monumental work, he represented himself in his professional garb as a skilled sculptor.