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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


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

Exhibition History
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.
John Frazee, 1790-1852, Sculptor, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., The Boston Atheneum, 1986, not in cat. (shown only in Washington).
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 64, repro.
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.
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.
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