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Robert Fulton (1765-1815)

Object Number: 
ca. 1909
Overall: 28 1/2 x 18 x 12 in. ( 72.4 x 45.7 x 30.5 cm )
inscribed: under proper left shoulder: "R. fulton 38 ans" inscribed: below above: stamp with 3 figures signed: under proper right shoulder: "Boudon an XII"
Portrait bust
Gallery Label: 
This bust of Fulton belongs to the latter part of Houdon's career. It was the last of the portraits of famous Americans that he modeled. The bust was made in Paris while Fulton was living and working there (1797-1805). This bronze was cast (probably in 1909) from a plaster cast in the National Academy of Design.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Colonial Dames of America
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group