Robert Fulton (1765-1815)

Robert Fulton (1765-1815)
Title
Robert Fulton (1765-1815)
Date 
ca. 1909
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 18 x 12 in. ( 72.4 x 45.7 x 30.5 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of the Colonial Dames of America
Object Number 
1909.29
Marks 
inscribed: under proper left shoulder: "R. fulton 38 ans" inscribed: below above: stamp with 3 figures signed: under proper right shoulder: "Boudon an XII"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group