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George Washington (1732-1799)

Object Number: 
ca. 1900
Wood, wax, and glass
Overall: 13 1/8 x 11 x 2 in. ( 33.3 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm )
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"
Bas-relief portrait
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.)
Credit Line: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group