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George Washington (?)

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This miniature may depict George Washington. Unusually for a miniature this portrait is painted on wood. When it entered the Fink collection it was attributed to James Peale, and was purchased from one of the artist's descendents.
Date Description Narrative
  • Revolution! Documents from the American War of Independence. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004.
Provenance Joseph Peale, before 1914, by inheritance; Ernest Lee Parker, 1932 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Ehrich Galleries, New York, 1932; Erskine Hewitt, 1938 [mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On reverse: Portrait of / General George Washington / Painted by Peale
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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oil on panel
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H excluding frame: 3 1/8 x W: 4 in. (7.94 x 10.16 cm); Framed H: 3 7/8 x W: 3 3/4 in. (9.84 x 9.53 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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