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Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform
A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface
Anonymous
Date/Period: Beginning of 20th Century.


Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 1

Measurement: 65.5”

Material: Carved wood, polychrome, vibrant, displays very well

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: American, beginning of the 20th Century. The flat back figure,
almost life size, shows Washington with his sword…wearing his high black boots with
spurs, ivory pants, and vest; ruffled jabot and sleaves; blue coat with brass-colored
buttons. His tricorne “cocked hat” ornamented with a red, white, and orange cockade.
May have been originally displayed at a Philadelphia theater.

$31,000.00

1121-37


Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 2

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 3

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, back view

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, scale view


Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery
Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976
Date/Period: Dated 1917


Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 36.75" x 47.5"; view: 29.75" x 40.5"

Material: Oil on canvas over the original wooden strainer, modern gilded frame.

Condition: Excellent…There are tiny, patched repairs.

Additional Information: If George Washington were painted by Andy Warhol for a
Campbell Soup can, he might look a good deal like this modernistic, 1917 interpretation
by Cyrus T. Fuery, a barber from Parma, Michigan. Dated 1917 (the first year of U.S.
involvement in WWI) and signed on the reverse.

Fuery’ s oversized canvas (30 x 40.5 inches) shows the hand of an accomplished folk
artist. His treatment of the angular facial features, serpentine brow, and hair are
whimsical, bold, and appealing.

One other work by Feury is known, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, which is said to have
hung in his barbershop. The whereabouts of the Lincoln portrait are currently unknown.

Provenance: This work was exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
in Colonial Williamsburg in a special patriotic exhibit for the 1976 Bicentennial curated
by then-curator Don Walters, the esteemed folk-art expert and long-time antiques
dealer.

$17,750.00

362-18


Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, sans frame

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, detail view

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, back view 1

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, dave for scale

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, detail view 2

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, back view 2



Liverpool Jug, Thomas Jefferson / President of the Unites States of America
Rare, 15 States Printed on Ribbon Enclosing Enameled Laurel Wreath
Date/Period: Form suggests 1780-1815


Liverpool Jug, Thomas Jefferson / President of the Unites States of America Rare, 15 States Printed on Ribbon Enclosing Enameled Laurel Wreath, entire view

Measurement: Height: 7.75"

Material: Creamware

Condition: Displays pristine however it is restored, typical cracks and hairlines to base,
spout, and handle.

Literature: See Arman, Anglo American Ceramics, p. 114, J. 14. This jug published
therein; described as Herculaneum, rare. See page 182, for SUCCESS TO TRADE
transfer, probably Shelton group.

Additional Information: Oval portrait of an older Jefferson with white hair above which
is printed. “THOMAS JEFFERSON”, beneath the portrait: PRESIDENT of the UNITED
STATES of AMERICA”. Enclosing the portrait is displayed an enameled laurel wreath
intertwined with ribbon printed with the names of 15 states. The reverse with
polychrome ship flying American flag…above shipping crates (on crates) WB – TX – NO
4 – FOR AMERICA, and NO 17 flanked by flags.

$13,900.00

232-431


Liverpool Jug, Thomas Jefferson / President of the Unites States of America Rare, 15 States Printed on Ribbon Enclosing Enameled Laurel Wreath, entire view 2

Liverpool Jug, Thomas Jefferson / President of the Unites States of America Rare, 15 States Printed on Ribbon Enclosing Enameled Laurel Wreath, entire view 3

Liverpool Jug, Thomas Jefferson / President of the Unites States of America Rare, 15 States Printed on Ribbon Enclosing Enameled Laurel Wreath, entire view 4

Liverpool Jug, Thomas Jefferson / President of the Unites States of America Rare, 15 States Printed on Ribbon Enclosing Enameled Laurel Wreath, entire view 5

Liverpool Jug, Thomas Jefferson / President of the Unites States of America Rare, 15 States Printed on Ribbon Enclosing Enameled Laurel Wreath, detail view



Porcelain Medallion, George Washington, Sevres, France
Date/Period: 1820-1880


Porcelain Medallion, George Washington, Sevres, France, entire view

Measurement: Diameter: 4.125"

Material: Bisque

Additional Information: Bisque bass relief plaque of
George Washington impressed “SEVRES”.

$1,350.00

492-251


Porcelain Medallion, George Washington, Sevres, France, detail view

Porcelain Medallion, George Washington, Sevres, France, back view



Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Plan City of Washington,
Chain of States, Washington in Glory
America in Tears
Date/Period: 1800-1810


Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Plan City of Washington, Chain of States, Washington in Glory America in Tears, entire view

Measurement: Height: 11.5"

Material: Creamware

Condition: Appears to be in fine original condition

Literature: See Smith, Liverpool Herculaneum Pottery, figure 55.
See, McCauley, page 129, number 265, and plate XXXII; page 90, number 65, and
plate XXV; and page 107, number 153 and plate XXVIII. See Arman, W.44

Additional Information: One side displays the transfer titles “PLAN OF THE CITY OF
WASHINGTON”, the reverse…a George Washington mourning scene, “WASHINGTON
IN GLORY – AMERICA IN TEARS. Under the spout is displayed the “chain of states”,
15 links inscribed with names of states centering owners’ initials.

$7,650.00

1121-67


Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Plan City of Washington, Chain of States, Washington in Glory America in Tears, detail view

Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Plan City of Washington, Chain of States, Washington in Glory America in Tears, entire view 2

Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Plan City of Washington, Chain of States, Washington in Glory America in Tears, entire view 3



Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type
Date/Period: Circa 1800


Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type, entire view

Measurement: Height: 7.75"

Material: Earthenware, pearlware polychrome

Condition: Displays pristine, two trivial chips to base restored, scattered retouch to
enamels

Literature: See Arman, Anglo American Ceramics, p. 114, J. 14. This jug published
therein; described as Herculaneum, rare. See page 182, for SUCCESS TO TRADE
transfer, probably Shelton group.

Additional Information: The figure is related to a statuette by Ralph Wood the Elder
(1715-1772), believed to have been created when Franklin was first in London. This
version, however, was made later in the century, probably as a memorial following
Franklin's death in 1790. Staffordshire potters produced figures of Benjamin Franklin
during his time in England in the 1760s and 1770s. This version, dating shortly after
Franklin's death in 1790, shows him wearing a medal around his neck, possibly
representing the Copley Award presented to him by the Royal Society of London in
1753 for his experiments on lightning and electricity. It has been suggested that this
ceramic portrait depicts Franklin grasping a kite string in his right hand while gazing
upwards towards the kite. Considering that he holds a book this may well be an oratorial
pose. He stands on a waisted square plinth with raised oval paterae; the words "Dr."
and "Frankling" [odd] flank the paterae.

$7,600.00

232-405


Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type, entire view 2

Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type, entire view 3

Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type, entire view 4

Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type, entire view 5

Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type, detail view 1

Figure of Benjamin Franklin, Known Ralph Wood Type, detail view 2



Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty, Independence & Washington
Probably Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England
Date/Period: Circa 1800


Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty, Independence & Washington
         Probably Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 11"

Material: Creamware, black printed transferware

Condition: Excellent, a single, very small chip to foot was colored, else fine

Literature: See, Robert H. McCauley, Liverpool Transfer Designs on Anglo-American
Pottery, the left side, plate 187; the right side, plate 57.

Additional Information: Printed on the right side with a portrait of Washington surrounded by the female figures
'Justice,' 'Liberty' and 'Victory.' Above Washington’s head a cherub holds a circlet of
stars centering WASHINGTON and issuing light rays…above which is the Great Seal of
the United States within a ribbon scroll displaying the names of fifteen states and fifteen
stars. The left side features Peace destroying the implements of war with Plenty on the
left holding her cornucopia…in the center is the circular panel and verse surmounted by
American flag, cannon, and spread winged eagle. Inscribed under the spout are the
initials "R L" in foliate script and within a floral wreath tied with bowknot, above the
Great Seal of the United States.

$2,450.00

1121-68


Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty, Independence & Washington
         Probably Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, entire view 2

Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty, Independence & Washington
         Probably Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, detail view

Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty, Independence & Washington
         Probably Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, entire view 3

Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty, Independence & Washington
         Probably Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, entire view 4

Historic Transferware, Liverpool Jug, Peace, Plenty, Independence & Washington
         Probably Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, detail view 2



Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet
Date/Period: Circa 1810-1825


Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, entire view

Measurement: 41.25" x 23.25"

Material: Gilded wood, gesso, and eglomise

Condition: Excellent, gilt surface looks to have been refreshed many years ago.

Additional Information: George Washington’s death compelled a long farewell, a
mourning period that lasted several years…embroidered pictures, needlework’s,
mourning jewelry, samplers with mourning scenes and domestic decorative arts such as
this mirror. The reverse painted tablet prominently displays a portrait of Washington
within gilt oval flanked by cenotaph urns on monuments [plinths], weeping trees, and
sunset sky. These artistic devices speak to the iconographic vocabulary of mourn art
during the period. Stepped-out architectural cornice above turned and split columns;
stiles and rails joined by corner blocks. This looking glass has been in a Worcester,
Massachusetts family for many generations, thence by family decent to current owner.

$3,400.00

1213-3


Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, detail view 1

Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, detail view 2

Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, back view



Apron Worn By Tin-Plate Tradesman, Grand Civic Procession, Philadelphia
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington
Date/Period: 1832 - SOLD


Apron Worn By Tin-Plate Tradesman, Grand Civic Procession, Philadelphia Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington, entire view

Measurement: 22" x 28.75"

Material: Glazed linen, silk, and ink

Condition: Excellent, trivial folds and soiling

Additional Information: An extremely rare, printed linen apron with edge bound in blue
silk worn by a member of the Tin-Plate Workers [Society] marching in the Grand Civic
and Military Procession held in Philadelphia…a city-wide celebration of Washington’s
birthday that included a parade celebrating the centenary of Washington’s birth.

City officials and other prominent people of Philadelphia lead the parade, followed by
tradesmen, volunteer fire companies, and the military. On that unseasonably warm day
in Philadelphia, schools and businesses closed…the whole city turned out to celebrate.
The parade wound its way through the streets, ending at Independence Hall for
ceremonies and speeches. The Liberty Bell rang for the Centennial birthday celebration
for George Washington.

Newspapers noted that more than 15,000 people marched in the parade while well
over 60,000 cheered from the sidewalks; together Irish, French, and German immigrant
societies, as well as citizens from such outer lying townships as Northern Liberties,
Southwark, and Moyamensing celebrated together. At the time, it was reported that the
“most stupendous” celebration was "the most imposing spectacle that has ever been
exhibited in Philadelphia"

SOLD

232-438


Apron Worn By Tin-Plate Tradesman, Grand Civic Procession, Philadelphia Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington, entire view



Portrait, George Washington
Date/Period: 1790-1800


Portrait, George Washington, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 13 x 15.75"; view: 10 x 13"

Material: Oil on early canvas, modern frame

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: An early porthole format portrait bust of Washington atypical of
later compositions commonly found.

$2,450.00

232-397


Portrait, George Washington, entire view ruler

Portrait, George Washington, entire view sans frame

Portrait, George Washington, back view

Portrait, George Washington, back detail



Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment
Date/Period: 19th Century


Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 1

Measurement: 11.75" x 9" x 3"

Material: Appears to be maple, polychrome

Condition: Very good as fragments go! Missing foot & coattails, else fine

Additional Information: General George Washington in uniform holding chapeau in
position to be astride his horse. Great and original surface.

Literature: Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, “Beyond Tradition: A Folk Art
Collection in New Hampshire,”
Antiques & Fine Arts, vol. VII, Issue 2, Summer/Autumn 2006, p. 138.

Provenance: Billy Pearson, California

Sotheby’s, Important American Folk Art from the Ralph, and Susanne Katz
collection. January 21, 2017. Lot 5065

$2,250.00

1287-5


Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 2

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 3

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 4

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 5

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, detail view 1

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, detail view 2



Berlin Needlework Portrait
Full Standing Figure of Washington
Multicolored cotton
Circa 1850
American


Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington  Multicolored cotton  Circa 1850, sans frame
General Washington is posed before his horse with compromised canon and cavalryman while in the background is Continental soldiers and our 13-star flags.
The patterns were imported from Berlin as was the worsted wool used for working needlepoint and/or cross-stitch pictures on canvas throughout the Victorian era. Frame: 45.5 by 56.25"; Sight Size: 38.75 by 49.5".
$1,300
335-110


Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington Multicolored cotton Circa 1850, scale view
Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington Multicolored cotton Circa 1850, detail view 1
Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington Multicolored cotton Circa 1850, detail view 2
Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington  Multicolored cotton  Circa 1850, detail view 3



Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington
Date/Period: Early 19th Century - SOLD


Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 8"

Material: Pottery

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: Pottery bust of George Washington wearing a rich cobalt blue
jacket, floral patterned vest, and black cravat…the figure raised on a simulated marble
plinth.

SOLD

492-236


Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, entire view 2

Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, detail view

Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, entire view 3

Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, bottom view



Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century


Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, razor and case view

Ox horn scales impressed “General Washington” beneath Washington’s profile portrait.
Brothers William & Samuel Butcher founded the company in 1820. The signed blade
and scales remain in fine original condition, likely the original unsharpened edge. Case
is embossed with makers name and mark; paper loss to lid edge (.75-inch)
(Length closed: 6.25")


Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, address detail

Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, case view

Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, case detail

Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, horn view

$425.00

110-971




Blue Edge Dish, Overglaze Slogan, SUCCESS to the AMERICAN FEDERATION
Probably Leeds
Date/Period: 1800-1820 - SOLD


Miniature Blue Feather Edge Platter, Great Seal of the United States, 3.25-inches Leeds type for American market, hand painted eagle, entire view

Measurement: Diameter: 7.25

Material: Pearlware

Condition: Very good with as expected thinning to overglaze painted slogan.

Additional Information: Molded edge in blue centering slogan…very likely unique.

SOLD

232-410


Miniature Blue Feather Edge Platter, Great Seal of the United States, 3.25-inches Leeds type for American market, hand painted eagle, entire view



Historical Ribbon, George Washington’s 1832 Birth Centennial Silk Ribbon
Date/Period: 1832 - SOLD


Historical Ribbon, George Washington’s 1832 Birth Centennial Silk Ribbon, entire view

Measurement: 8.25" x 2"

Material: Silk ribbon is faded cyan-color with black ink

Condition: Good…commensurate with age, use, and material; trivial loss at upper left

Additional Information: George Washington: 1832 printed birth centennial silk ribbon
displaying eagle, a scrolled banner imprinted WASHINGTON; portrait of
GW…surmounted with cartouche bearing inscription "Centennial CELEBRATION”.

SOLD

1121-51




Portrait, Profile of George Washington,
After James Sharples or Other Sharples
Family Member [Ellen, Wife of James,
their sons Felix, and James Jr.] Dr. Elisha
Cullen Dick Also Painted a Closely Related Portrait.
Date/Period: 1796-1820 - SOLD


Portrait, Profile of George Washington, After James Sharples or Other Sharples Family Member [Ellen, Wife of James, their sons Felix, and James Jr.] Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick Also Painted a Closely Related Portrait., entire view

Measurement: Frame: 14.25" x 12.25"; view: 9.5" x 7.5"

Material: Oil on canvas

Condition: Untouched original condition

Additional Information: Powdered hair, black coat, white neckcloth; deep blue
hatching in the upper left background area.

The original work executed by James Sharples (c. 1751 – 1811) circa 1796 is
considered one of the most iconic portraits within sitter’s lifetime. George Washington
Parke Custis, Washington’s step-grandson stated that the image is ‘the finest and
purest likeness of the Chief’
and ‘the best likeness of the man extant’. [1.] Eliza Custis,
Washington’s step-granddaughter, described the Sharples portrait as “an admirable
likeness, critically exact”
[2]. The Sharples portrait [Sharpless as he was known in
America] of 1796 is one of the last portraits of the father of our country. The artist, his
wife, and eventually their sons worked in concert producing dozens of copies of james
Sharples’ Washington, to satisfy and eager clientele.

Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick, one of three attending physicians the night President
Washington died was an amateur artist; Dick copied James Sharples' portrait, on
display in the parlor of Washington's home, and that copy is held by Historic Mount
Vernon today. Dr. Dick’s portrait was considered by Gustavus Eisen, a leading expert
on Washington's life portraits, as an accomplished copy, as good as those by the
Sharples family.

[1 & 2] Letters, George W.P. Custis to T.W.C. Moore, June 6 and July 21, 1857,
transcribed in “George Washington Parke Custis’s Opinion of Portraits of Washington,”
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 18, no. 1 (1894), pp. 82-84).

SOLD

1121-80


Portrait, Profile of George Washington, After James Sharples or Other Sharples Family Member [Ellen, Wife of James, their sons Felix, and James Jr.] Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick Also Painted a Closely Related Portrait., detail view

Portrait, Profile of George Washington, After James Sharples or Other Sharples Family Member [Ellen, Wife of James, their sons Felix, and James Jr.] Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick Also Painted a Closely Related Portrait., detail view 2

Portrait, Profile of George Washington, After James Sharples or Other Sharples Family Member [Ellen, Wife of James, their sons Felix, and James Jr.] Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick Also Painted a Closely Related Portrait., back view

Portrait, Profile of George Washington, After James Sharples or Other Sharples Family Member [Ellen, Wife of James, their sons Felix, and James Jr.] Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick Also Painted a Closely Related Portrait., back detail view 1

Portrait, Profile of George Washington, After James Sharples or Other Sharples Family Member [Ellen, Wife of James, their sons Felix, and James Jr.] Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick Also Painted a Closely Related Portrait., back detail view 2



Chinese Export Tea Bowl [saucer], Memorial Obelisk – WASHINGTON, Ch’ing
For the American Market
Date/Period: Circa 1800 - SOLD


Chinese Export Tea Bowl [saucer], Memorial Obelisk – WASHINGTON, Ch’ing For the American Market, entire view

Measurement: Diameter: 6.25"

Material: Porcelain

Condition: Fine

Reference: See Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain by Elinor Gordon, pp. 144 – 145.
Also, by Elinor Gordon, Treasures From The East for articles worth reading: Lowestoft
China
by Mrs. Jacques Noel Jacobsen, pp. 48 – 51. Also, Imitations of Chinese
Lowestoft
by Homer Eaton Keyes, pp. 70 – 73, see figure 5a. Also, by Mr.
Keyes, Lowestoft: Exclusively American, pp. 115 – 119, see figure 8, Washington Urn
Platter, a token of mourning for George Washington’s death.

Additional Information: Washington urn bowl [tea bowl-saucer], so-called “American Lowestoft”, porcelain
made/decorated in the Far East for American Customers. The Chinese makers were
very competent in producing memorial porcelains.
Decoration is in a somber scheme of sepia, dark brown, and gilt.

SOLD

232-422


Chinese Export Tea Bowl [saucer], Memorial Obelisk – WASHINGTON, Ch’ing For the American Market, entire view 2

Chinese Export Tea Bowl [saucer], Memorial Obelisk – WASHINGTON, Ch’ing For the American Market, detail view



George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough
Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned
Date/Period: Circa 1840s - SOLD


George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned, entire view

Measurement: Height: 27"

Material: Marble

Condition: Very good, an old fissure under neck (on chest) was expertly restored and is
not visible unless you know it’s there, displays pristine; cleaned and waxed

Additional Information: This handsome marble Neoclassical bust of George
Washington can be securely attributed to the hand of the renowned expatriate American
sculptor Horatio Greenough (1805-1852). The bust dates to the 1840s, just after
Greenough completed his magisterial seated sculpture of our national hero. It was
common for sculptors to create multiple versions of a figure once the initial one was
sold, allowing them to earn a greater profit. Often this was done when patrons placed an
order. This practice accounts for the different versions of the bust, some are draped
while others are not, for instance.

Characteristic of Greenough’s hand is the sensitively modeled, naturalistic bust of
Washington, the carved marble yielding a sensation of living flesh. The deeply carved,
rippled, volumetric hair is a distinctive and easily recognized feature of Greenough’s art
and is evident in other Washington busts by him in the collections of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The eyes are also typical in
Greenough’s choice of a blank eye surface, conveying a timeless, classical appearance.
Classical also and employed in most of Greenough’s portraits of great historical
personages, is the draped toga. A dignified heroic image of the first president.

SOLD

1121-71


George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned, entire view 2

George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned, entire view 3

George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned, entire view 4

George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned, entire view 5

George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned, entire view 6

George Washington, Marble Bust, Confidently Attributed to Horatio Greenough Horatio Greenough (1805-1842) Unsigned, entire view 7




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