Terracotta; H. 29 1/2 in. (75 cm). Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, Italy.
This bust is likely the one made from life by Ceracchi and probably the prototype from which all other Ceracchi busts of Washington were produced. The terracotta representation of the president was brought back to Europe by the sculptor and, after his death, belonged to his Austrian widow, Theresa, who eventually sold it.