Thomas Jefferson - Item #203
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Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
29 Inches High x 18.5 Inches Wide
Created in 1789 in Paris when Thomas Jefferson was serving as the American minister to France. This is the best-known likeness of the future president of the United States.
Artist: Jean-Antoine Houdon
Museum: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Time Period: Modern- Neoclassical, 1789
"Houdon Bust (Sculpture)." Monticello, https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/houdon-bust-sculpture.
"Thomas Jefferson." Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/thomas-jefferson-58937.