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George Washington

George Bissinger (active 1878)
After an original by Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
second half 19th century
Onyx and gold
1 3/4 × 1 3/16 in. (4.4 × 3 cm)
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940
Accession Number:
Not on view
George Bissinger, French crystal-and gem engraver, exhibited 112 different works at the Paris Universal Exhibition 1878, comprising cameos representing the Birth of Venus, a Bacchanalian procession, and a series of remarkable imitations of ancient, Renaissance and 18th century cameos and intaglios of the Paris Cabinet des Médailles.
Signature: Incised to right of portrait: G. BISSINGER

Inscription: Scratched on back in script: G. Bissinger
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)
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