Angers, Maine-et-Loire 1788 - Paris 1856

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

c. 1833

plaster, polychrome plaste, painted black


Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 16 in.

on front of base: JEFFERSON
on side of base: DAVID

Acc. No.: 49.1208

Credit Line: Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

© Artist:


  • By 1929, Neuilly-sur-Seine, David David-Weill collection
  • By 1940, New York, sold by David-Weill to Wildenstein and Co.
  • 1949, Cambridge, MA, Rowland Burdon-Muller
  • 1949, November 10, gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller to the MFA


  • Museum's website, 24 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1940 Granville Fell
    H. Granville Fell, "Sculpture From the David-Weill Collection", The Connoisseur in America, vol. CVI, July-December, 1940, p. 31-32, repr.
  • 2000 Butler, Lindsay
    Ruth Butler and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century, New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000, p. 214-219


  • 1929 Paris
    Les Etats-Unis et la France au XVIIIe siècle, Paris, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, June-July 1929, no. 154(b), p. 61

    1940 New York
    French XIIIth Century Sculpture formerly of the David-Weill Collection, New York, Wildenstein Gallery, April 1940, no. 55, p. 22

Related works

  • Bronze, Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art.
    Plaster, Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park.
    Bronze (?), Angers, Musée des Beaux-Arts.


  • Museum's website, July 20, 2011:
    Plaster painted black. Figure in knee breeches & tailed coat stands on right foot, left forward of scroll held in left hand, on square plinth with books at back. Quill in right hand, arm bent.