James Madison (1751-1836)
Red wax and dark blue glass
Overall: 3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 7/16 in. ( 7.8 x 7.3 x 1.1 cm )
inscribed: on back in pencil: "Madison"
Valaperta, a native of Italy, was active in Washington, D.C., in 1816-17, and sometime during this period modeled the fine set of little wax profiles of Jefferson, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, and Albert Gallatin now owned by the Society.
Gift of the Gallatin family
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