Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Overall: 27 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 11 in. ( 69.8 x 45.1 x 27.9 cm )
paper label: on back: "New York Hist. Soc. 210.63"
The bust was executed in Paris while Greenough was working there temporarily in the winter of 1831. James Fenimore Cooper, a friend of Greeneough's, was instrumental in arranging the sitting of this famous portrait because he believed that the importance of this commission would have a great effect on a Greenough, whom he considered his protégé.
Gift of Mr. Prosper Guerry
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