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Identification and Creation
Object Number
S49
People
Unidentified Artist
George Washington (1732 - 1799)
Copy after Jean-Antoine Houdon, French (Versailles, France 1741 - 1828 Paris, France)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799), after Houdon
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, bust
Date
18th-19th century
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts
Culture
Unidentified culture
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305376
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
60.5 x 35 x 30 cm (23 13/16 x 13 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)
Pedestal: 109.2 x 25.4 cm (43 x 10 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: back center: WASHINGTON
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Probable puchase from Isaac P. Davis, 1814
Accession Year
1814
Object Number
S49
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Sandra Grindlay, "Harvard's Portraits: An American Treasure", Harvard University Art Museums Review (Fall 1992), vol. II, no. 1, pp. 6-7, p. 6

Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 198, Fig 9 in Whitney Barlow Robles's "Flatness"

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