George Washington bust by Giuseppe CeracchiFrom my D.C. adventures…

George Washington bust by Giuseppe Ceracchi

From my D.C. adventures…

#Giuseppe Ceracchi #George Washington #bust #Founding Fathers


"…the eye settled with a deeper interest on busts of Jefferson and Hamilton, by Ceracchi, placed on massive pedestals on each side of the main entrance— "opposed in death as in life," as the surviving original sometimes remarked, with a pensive smile, as he [Jefferson] observed the notice they attracted."

"…the eye settled with a deeper interest on busts of Jefferson and Hamilton, by Ceracchi, placed on massive pedestals on each side of the main entrance— "opposed in death as in life," as the surviving original sometimes remarked, with a pensive smile, as he [Jefferson] observed the notice they attracted."

#thomas jefferson #alexander hamilton #bust #monticello #Founding Father #Founding Fathers #Giuseppe Ceracchi

chelsearogers:

Giuseppe Ceracchi
Alexander Hamilton, 1794

Marble

cobblerofmessina:

Bust of Alexander Hamilton by Giuseppe Ceracchi c. 1794

Okay…I think that’s all of the images. @_@

vesperdomino:

revwarheart:

vesperdomino:

foundingfatherfest:

vesperdomino:

Ugh. I just want to know what he really looked like. 
I swear, if I could have only ONE trip in a time machine I would go back a sneak a video of him. That’s it. 

It’s best to go back to the portraits done from life, and to put less emphasis on the ones that are copies. So I typically go only with the Fisher Ames portraits, the profiles by James Sharlples, the Ceracchi bust, and the ORIGINAL James Trumbull portrait.
I get finicky about this because I draw him so much. XD Or attempt to.

I definitely do that but it still drives me crazy because they’re portraits! It’s always been hard for me to picture in my mind how someone looked in life from a painting, not just in Hamilton’s case. However, I think Hamilton is the hardest for me. 

The more of a vested interest you have, the harder it is to imagine.

I suppose that is true. I guess the exception to the rule for me is Jefferson. I was a Jefferson fangirl from the age of 11 and I’m incredibly confident in the picture I have of him in my mind. He’s the only one that I’m sure of. It’s actually quite bizarre. The image I have of him is so clear I have no problem imagining him sitting right across from me this very moment. 
That’s probably why I’m so frustrated about Hamilton. 
I guess you can’t have it all. 

I know what you mean…actually, I think statues do a lot for me with him. The ones that use the Ceracchi bust as a major reference for the face. Like this statue.
I played around with MorphThing and combined images of the bust with portraits of Hamilton a while back. I ended up with some interesting stuff. Might be useful for picturing Hamilton.

vesperdomino:

revwarheart:

vesperdomino:

foundingfatherfest:

vesperdomino:

Ugh. I just want to know what he really looked like. 

I swear, if I could have only ONE trip in a time machine I would go back a sneak a video of him. That’s it. 

It’s best to go back to the portraits done from life, and to put less emphasis on the ones that are copies. So I typically go only with the Fisher Ames portraits, the profiles by James Sharlples, the Ceracchi bust, and the ORIGINAL James Trumbull portrait.

I get finicky about this because I draw him so much. XD Or attempt to.

I definitely do that but it still drives me crazy because they’re portraits! It’s always been hard for me to picture in my mind how someone looked in life from a painting, not just in Hamilton’s case. However, I think Hamilton is the hardest for me. 

The more of a vested interest you have, the harder it is to imagine.

I suppose that is true. I guess the exception to the rule for me is Jefferson. I was a Jefferson fangirl from the age of 11 and I’m incredibly confident in the picture I have of him in my mind. He’s the only one that I’m sure of. It’s actually quite bizarre. The image I have of him is so clear I have no problem imagining him sitting right across from me this very moment. 

That’s probably why I’m so frustrated about Hamilton. 

I guess you can’t have it all. 

I know what you mean…actually, I think statues do a lot for me with him. The ones that use the Ceracchi bust as a major reference for the face. Like this statue.

I played around with MorphThing and combined images of the bust with portraits of Hamilton a while back. I ended up with some interesting stuff. Might be useful for picturing Hamilton.

(Source: milvertons, via milvertons)

#Alexander Hamilton #Founding Father #Founding Fathers #Giuseppe Ceracchi #portrait #bust #sculpture #statue #statues #thp

"That bust I can never forget, for the old lady always paused before it in her tour of the rooms, and, leaning on her cane, gazed and gazed, as if she could never be satisfied."
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Quote from someone who knew Elizabeth Hamilton as an old woman. Obviously this quote refers to the Ceracchi bust of Alexander Hamilton.

Oh God this is so sad. ;_;

I had some fun with the website Morph Thing. It lets your morph faces together. I morphed the Giuseppe Ceracchi bust with the John Trumbull or Ezra Ames paintings of Hamilton. I thought it produce a very interesting effect.

I edited the images by adding the black shadows to hide the wonky parts that inevitably appear.

I had some fun with the website Morph Thing. It lets your morph faces together. I morphed the Giuseppe Ceracchi bust with the John Trumbull or Ezra Ames paintings of Hamilton. I thought it produce a very interesting effect.

I edited the images by adding the black shadows to hide the wonky parts that inevitably appear.

#alexander hamilton #Morph Thing #Founding Father #Founding Fathers #bust #painting #portrait #Giuseppe Ceracchi #john trumbull #Ezra Ames

"the eye settled with a deeper interest on busts of Jefferson and Hamilton, by Ceracchi, placed on massive pedestals on each side of the main entrance—”opposed in death as in life,” as the surviving original sometimes remarked, with a pensive smile, as he observed the notice they attracted."
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Grandchild of Thomas Jefferson on the Monticello main entrance

That’s tasteful. >_>;

It’s kinda crazy to me that Jefferson would do this.  Not sure what to think. It seems almost like an ostentatious statement of his own fairness of character. “Look at me! I am generous to my enemies even in victory.” Something about it is just so…passive aggressive and douchey. ‘Political hunting trophy’ indeed.

On the other hand, I can easily interpret this in the most slashy way possible.

hamiltonismyhomeboy:

Obligatory bust shot

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