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Sculptor:
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 1972.1a,b
Date:
Modeled 1882. Cast ca. 1911
Notes:
Sharp, Lewis I., "John Quincy Adams Ward Dean of American Sculpture," Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1985, no. 69.5.
Tolles, Thayer, ed., "American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume I: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1865," New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pg. 148.
Summary:
Standing figure of George Washington lifting his hand from the Bible as he completes the swearing-in ceremony. His proper left hand is by his side and his proper right hand is out by his waist. His weight is on his left leg, which is back, his right leg is forward.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Ceremony--Civic--Oath  Search this
Ceremony--Civic--Political  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88180090
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_305065