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The Bust of Washington, (sculpture)

Artist:
Powers
Houdon (copy after)
Subject:
Washington, George
Medium:
Marble, serravezza
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
George Washington.--The Father of his Country. This great national work was executed by Hiram Powers, the great American Sculptor, at Florence, Italy, from a single block of Serravezza marble. It is after Houdon's model, larger than life size, and is universally conceded the most faithful likeness of Washington extant. [P. 12; engraving on P. 12 is signed "M. Orr, N.Y." and depicts a large bust of Washington on a pedestal of about four feet in height, surrounded by admirers.]
The Cosmopolitan Art Association Illustrated Catalogue. 1855-1856. For the Encouragement and General Diffusion of Literature & Art. Descriptive Catalogue of the Valuable Oil Paintings, Statuary, Bas Reliefs, Bronzes, &c., to be distributed or allotted to the subscribers of the Cosmopolitan Art Association, for second year, on the 31st of January next, 1856.
Artist nationality: American.
Artist address: Florence.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust
Occupation--Political--President
Control number:
AECI 02380002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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