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P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum
Artist
Thomas Ball, 3 Jun 1819 - 1911
Sitter
Phineas Taylor Barnum, 5 Jul 1810 - 7 Apr 1891
Date
1883
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Bronzed plaster
Dimensions
Height: 65.5cm (25 13/16"), Accurate
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of P.T. Barnum, 1884
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.70.24
Provenance
P.T. Barnum (1810-1891); gift to National Museum 1884; transferred to NPG 1970
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Place
United States\Massachusetts\Suffolk\Boston