Self-Portrait

  • Ferdinand Pettrich, Self-Portrait, 1840, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, XX24

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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.

Title
Self-Portrait
Artist
Date
1840
On View
Dimensions
28 7/8 x 15 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (73.5 x 39.3 x 24.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum acquisition

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Pettrich, Frederick A.F. – self-portrait
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
  • Portrait male – Pettrich, Ferdinand – self-portrait
  • Portrait male – Pettrich, Ferdinand – bust
Object Number
XX24
Palette
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