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George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington (1732-1799)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799)
Date 
ca. 1817
Medium 
Cream painted and overpainted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. ( 72.4 x 48.9 x 34.3 cm )
Description 
Genre figure.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Henry C. Roberts
Object Number 
1941.1117
Marks 
inscribed: back of proper left shoulder: "Shaw & Co" (?)
Gallery Label 
William Rush exhibited his portrait bust of Washington at the annual show of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1817. The Society's replica was taken from that terracotta original which is now owned by the Valley Forge Museum of American History. It is not known whether the Society's replica was produced by Rush himself.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group