James Mann’s sculptural commemoration was unveiled alongside Champ Clark’s bust in 1925, in what Charles Fairman in Art and Artists of the Capitol (1927) called a bipartisan gesture. The bust of the recently deceased Republican Leader was made by Parisian-trained Herbert Adams, a sculptor whose works were already well-known on the Hill. Adams previously worked on the Senate’s bust of Elbridge Gerry and the bronze doors of the Library of Congress Jefferson building.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “James Robert Mann,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2005/2005-141-003/ (May 08, 2021)
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