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Thomas Alva Edison

Artist
Onorio Ruotolo, 3 Mar 1888 - 18 Dec 1966
Sitter
Thomas Alva Edison, 11 Feb 1847 - 18 Oct 1931
Date
1920
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Painted plaster
Dimensions
50.8cm x 33cm x 30.5cm (20" x 13" x 12")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Lucio Ruotolo Conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee
Object number
NPG.93.378
Provenance
Artist’s son, Lucio Ruotolo [1927-2003]; gift to NPG 1993
Note: Curatorial file: “provenance: the artist [1888-1966], his son (the donor)”
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Place
United States\New York