Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait bust of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 1800c.

Jean-Antoine Houdon, After 1741 - 1828

Portrait bust of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Jean-Antoine Houdon, After
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Porcelain
18th Century
23 inches 58.4 cm high
 
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The image of Thomas Jefferson, like that of George Washington, is largely fixed in our consciousness by the painting of Gilbert Stuart and the sculpture of Jean-Anthoine Houdon. In the bust by Houdon we see the most perfect expression of the determination and the analytical intelligence that is suggested by the biography of this remarkable man -Governor of Virginia, Founder of the University of Virginia, Signatory of the Declaration of Independence and -least, in his opinion, of all his achievements- third President of the United States.
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