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Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

Object Number: 
1939.10
Date: 
Winter 1831
Medium: 
Marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 11 in. ( 69.8 x 45.1 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
paper label: on back: "New York Hist. Soc. 210.63"
Description: 
Portrait bust
Gallery Label: 
The bust was executed in Paris while Greenough was working there temporarily in the winter of 1831. James Fenimore Cooper, a friend of Greeneough's, was instrumental in arranging the sitting of this famous portrait because he believed that the importance of this commission would have a great effect on a Greenough, whom he considered his protégé.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Prosper Guerry
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group