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Inscription

in cursive on right rim of self-base: David; on front rim of self-base: JEFFERSON; incised in the model on scroll in Jefferson's left hand: Tout homme / a deux Patries / la Sienne / et / la France; foundry cachet impressed in the model on rear rim, at right, of self-base: CIRE PERDUE / LE BLANC BARBEDIENNE / A PARIS; below, probably cold-stamped: BRONZE

Marks and Labels

FM: LeBlanc-Barbedienne

Provenance

(Reportedly London art market), by 1974.[1] (Michael Hall Fine Arts, Inc., New York), 1974; purchased 13 March 1975 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1980
The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from North American Collections, Los Angeles County Mus. of Art; Minneapolis Inst. of Arts; Detroit Inst. of Arts; Indianapolis Mus. of Art; Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston, 1980-1981, no. 99.
1986
John Frazee, 1790-1852, Sculptor, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., The Boston Atheneum, 1986, not in cat. (shown only in Washington).
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 64, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 214-219, color repro.
2004
Somma, Thomas P. "Lost in America: David d'Angers's Bronze Statue of Thomas Jefferson, 1832-1833." In Kennon, Donald R. and Thomas P. Somma (eds.). American Pantheon: Sculptural and Artistic Decoration of the United States Capitol. Athens, Ohio, 2004: 90-110, repro. fig. 9.