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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.93
People
Philippe Abraham Peticolas, American (Meziers, France 1760 - 1841 Petersburg, VA)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1796
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228998
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions
7.6 x 6.4 cm (3 x 2 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.c.: P.A. Peticolas Pxit/ Philadelphia
Provenance
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
1949
Object Number
1949.93
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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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