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James Madison (1751-1836)

Object Number: 
1880.6
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Red wax and dark blue glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 7/16 in. ( 7.8 x 7.3 x 1.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on back in pencil: "Madison"
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Gallery Label: 
Valaperta, a native of Italy, was active in Washington, D.C., in 1816-17, and sometime during this period modeled the fine set of little wax profiles of Jefferson, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, and Albert Gallatin now owned by the Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Gallatin family
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group