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George Washington Bowen (1794-1885)

George Washington Bowen (1794-1885)
Title
George Washington Bowen (1794-1885)
Date 
1885
Medium 
Plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 21 x 13.3 x 7.9 cm )
Description 
Death mask.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William H. Shelton
Object Number 
1928.38
Marks 
inscribed: on back in red paint: "950" [old N-YHS cat. #]
Gallery Label 
George Washington Bowen was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and worked as a baker, weaver and shopkeeper in Newport. In several unsuccessful lawsuits he claimed to be the son and heir of Eliza Bowen (Madame Stephen Jumel).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group