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Cast after:
Jo Davidson, 30 Mar 1883 - 2 Jan 1952  Search this
Foundry:
Roman Bronze Works, Inc.  Search this
Sitter:
Andrew Furuseth, 12 Mar 1854 - 22 Jan 1938  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
With Base (Verified): 52.1 x 22.9 x 25.4cm (20 1/2 x 9 x 10")
Without Base (Verified): 33 x 22.9 x 25.4cm (13 x 9 x 10")
Base: 17.5 x 18.4 x 15.7cm (6 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 6 3/16")
Socle footprint: 18.4 x 15.9cm (7 1/4 x 6 1/4")
Culture:
Andrew Furuseth: European\Scandinavian\Norwegian  Search this
Type:
Sculpture
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1929
Exhibition Label:
President of the International Seamen's Union of America from 1908, Andrew Furuseth, a lifelong defender of seamen's rights, worked with Senator Robert M. La Follette to pass the Seamen's Act of 1915. Furuseth met Davidson in Paris in 1919 at the time of the Versailles peace conference, and ten years later he agreed to sit at Davidson's request. Davidson later wrote, "He had the kind of head that told you, the moment you clapped eyes on him, what he was and what he did. Furuseth looked like the figurehead on a Norwegian ship, and he proved to be as fascinating as he looked."
Provenance:
(Conner Rosenkranz), New York; purchased NPG 1985
Topic:
Andrew Furuseth: Male  Search this
Andrew Furuseth: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Labor leader  Search this
Andrew Furuseth: Business and Finance\Transportation\Seaman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.85.71
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.71