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Marking: Hallmark, BR: S&F in lozenge (see Spirit of Fact #4, p. 152)
Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes, or Edward S. Hawes, Alice Mary Hawes, and Marion Augusta Hawes; [Holman's Print Shop, Boston]; I.N. Phelps Stokes, New York, 1937
The painting is Gilbert Stuart's unfinished life portrait of George Washington (1796), which was acquired by the Boston Athenaeeum in 1831. Southworth & Hawes apparently copied the painting in 1853 (cat nos. 1906-11), either at the Athenaeum or in their studio, as they exhibited their daguerreotype copy between 1853 and 1857.
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