- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Philippe Abraham Peticolas, American (Meziers, France 1760 - 1841 Petersburg, VA)
- George Washington (1732-1799)
- Work Type
- Creation Place: North America, United States
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Watercolor on ivory
- 7.6 x 6.4 cm (3 x 2 1/2 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: l.c.: P.A. Peticolas Pxit/ Philadelphia
- Charles L. Peticolas, grandson of the artist; his sale to J.A. Barker, 1865; his/her sale to Samuel P. Avery; his sale to John Taylor Johnston, New York, 1866; his sale to Frederick C. Sayles, Pawtucket, RI, 1881; to his son Robert W. Sales, Chestnut Hill, MA; to his wife Adelaide Kimball Burton Sayles (Mrs. Robert W. Sayles); her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Robert W. Sayles
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Elizabeth Bryant Johnston, Original Portraits of Washington, Including Statues, Monuments and Medals, J. R. Osgood and Co. (Boston, MA, 1882), ill.
John Hill Morgan and Mantle Fielding, The Life Portraits of Washington and their Replicas, Lancaster Press, Inc. (Lancaster, PA, 1931), pp. 411-414, no. 1, ill. opp. p. 414
Barbara N. Parker, "A Miniature of George Washington by Philippe A. Peticolas, 1760-1841", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, March 1950), vol. XI, no. 2, pp. 61-62
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 397-98, cat. 359, ill.
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