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James McHenry
James McHenry
clay for bronze and bronze
lifesize
2004

James McHenry, a Signer of the Constitution for the Signer's Hall of the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

James McHenry was a signer of the U.S. Constitution from Maryland, as well as a physician and a Maryland Senator. Ann Hirsch worked as part of a team of 8 sculptors to create 42 lifesize figures in bronze for the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Only one historically accurate portrait of James McHenry was available to use as a reference for this portrait. The challenge was to create a realistic portrait in clay based on scant two dimensional reference material while changing the age and expression of the subject as he was depicted by James Sharples in 1795.

Project Team: Studio EIS