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George Washington

Artist:
Louis Jacques Pilon (French, 1741–after 1806)
Artist:
After a painting by Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1781
Culture:
French
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 31 in. (78.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Helen Hay Whitney, 1944
Accession Number:
45.128.2
Not on view
This bust was executed in Paris in 1781 after a painting by Charles Wilson Peale from 1776. The sculptor was a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.
Signature: Engraved n right side of base: F.L.J. Pilon anc pensionaire du Roy 1781

Inscription: Engraved on front of base: [Ne] Quid Detrimenti capiat Respublica [trans.: The State must harbor nothing detrimental]
Sahunne-Lafayette (?) ; Helen Hay Whitney (until d. 1944; bequeathed to MMA)
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