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George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington (1732-1799)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799)
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Wood, wax, and glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 1/8 x 11 x 2 in. ( 33.3 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1924.20
Marks 
inscriptions: inscription under shoulder: " G. Rouse Sculpt./Gen. George Washington/1797" paper label: on back: "MODERN WAX PROFILE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON/Modelled in England within the past decade/in imitation of eighteenth century waxes"
Gallery Label 
According to Gustavus Eisen, G. Rouse and other fictitious names appeared on a number of wax profiles of Washington in military dress during the first quarter of the twentieth century. They sometimes bear fictitious dates although the reliefs are modern. (See "Portraits of Washington," 3, 1932, pp. 881-82.)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group