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George Washington (1732–1799)

Object Name: Relief
Date: ca. 1900
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Medium: Wood, wax, glass, and paint
Dimensions: Overall: 9 x 8 in. ( 22.9 x 20.3 cm )
Description: Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1924.19
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Inscribed: Inscribed in proper left lower right in script: "Gen. Washington"

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According to Gustavus Eisen, G. Rouse and other fictitious names appeared on a number of wax profiles of Washington in military dress during the first quarter of the twentieth century. They sometimes bear fictitious dates although the reliefs are modern.