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George Washington (1732-1799)

Object Number: 
1941.1117
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 )
Marks: 
inscribed: back of proper left shoulder: "Shaw & Co" (?)
Description: 
Genre figure.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Henry C. Roberts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group