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George Washington (1732–1799)

Object Name: Relief
Date: ca. 1794
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Medium: Wood, wax, glass, gilding, and paint
Dimensions: Overall: 8 x 5 in. ( 20.3 x 12.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
Description: Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: Bequest of Mr. Charles Allen Munn
Object Number: 1924.37
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Marks: Paper label with sale catalogue picture and description: "Philadelphia, Dec. 1898" with Patience Wright attribution

Gallery Label:

Bowen made two wax relief profiles of Washington that were based on two similar wax profiles by Mrs. Patience Wright. The New-York Historical Society's portrait is known as the "Munn medallion."

Provenance:

The Collection of Charles Allen Munn