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Jeremiah Dodge (1781-1860)

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Jeremiah Dodge (1781-1860)
ca. 1835
Grey-green and off-white painted wood (pine?)
Overall: 27 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. ( 69.9 x 46 x 31.1 cm )
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Portrait bust
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Bequest of Miss Fanny E. Marquand
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Jeremiah Dodge was a ship carver active in New York City in the first half of the 19th century. He is known to have carved numerous ships' figureheads--the most famous was the figure of Andrew Jackson for the U.S.S. "Constitution." This bust of the carver, executed by his son Charles, represents one of the rare ventures of the early American woodcarving craft into the realm of fine art portraiture, a venture much in the same vein as that achieved by William Rush (1756-1833).
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group