Signature: (on tranche of left shoulder) Houdon f 1788
Inscription: (of later date, engraved; on front at base of bust)
1732 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1799;
(at right side on base of bust)
HOUDON. 1788 / TIFFANY & Co;
(on bronze pedestal of bust in italics) A gift from /J.Ackerman Coles, A.B., A.M., M.D., L.L.D.,/Alumnus of Columbia University, N.Y./Life-Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
Marking: (on tranche of right shoulder) F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR