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Profile of James Hoban

Profile of James Hoban

Artist
John Christian Rauschner
Date of Work
ca. 1800
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association

Profile of James Hoban

This wax bas-relief on glass portrait is of James Hoban, an Irish-American who was an architect of the White House and many other Washington, D.C. landmarks. The portrait is attributed to John Christian Rauschner, a German sculptor who specialized in wax portraits. It was acquired for the White House Collection by the White House Historical Association in 1976.

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