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The bronze sculpture of Thomas Jefferson exhibited on the White House grounds

The bronze sculpture of Thomas Jefferson exhibited on the White House grounds

Photographer
Matthew Brady
Date of Work
1861
Medium
Photo
Credit
White House Collection

The bronze sculpture of Thomas Jefferson exhibited on the White House grounds

To this day, the bronze sculpture of Thomas Jefferson by Pierre-Jean David d’Angers is the only likeness of a president to have been exhibited on the White House grounds. It was placed on a stuccoed brick pedestal in the center panel of the North Lawn as seen in this photograph c. 1861. It was a gift to the nation from Uriah Phillips Levy, who intended for it to be placed in the Capitol Rotunda.

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