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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1396
People
Wedgwood, British (founded 1759 )
After Jean-Antoine Houdon, French (Versailles, France 1741 - 1828 Paris, France)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, bust
Date
after 1785
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Etruria
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229753
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Molded black basaltes
Technique
Basaltes ware
Dimensions
28.7 x 22.2 x 15.4 cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)
with base: 36.9 x 22.2 x 15.4 cm (14 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: base of bust, impressed: WASHINGTON
  • manufacturer's mark: back of bust, impressed: WEDGWOOD / B
  • manufacturer's mark: inside base, impressed: WEDGWOOD / [arc]
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1396
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 75, p. 31

Exhibition History

Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944

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