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George Washington (1732-1799)

Object Number: 
1925.23
Date: 
1814
Medium: 
Enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: on back: "Thomas Bishop. pinxit / Philadelphia 1814 / Washington. / a faithful copy from the original painted in Oil by Gilb't Stuart"
Gallery Label: 
This miniature was copied from the "Athenaeum type" of Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart; the original, owned by the Boston Athenaeum, was painted in Philadelphia in 1796 and was the prototype for countless replicas by many later artists.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Ann E. Bishop
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group