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Pater Patriae

ca. 1800
Made in China
Chinese, for American market
Oil on glass
14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (36.2 x 26 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1964
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: inscribed on trumpet banner: TRENTON / PRINCETON / MONMOUTH / YORKTOWN; inscribed within wreath: PATER PATRIAE; inscribed on pedestal: Sacred to the Memory of the / truly illustrious / GEORGE WASHINGTON. Renowned in / War Great in the Senate, and / possessed of every Qualification / to render him worthy the Title of / a GREAT and GOOD MAN.; inscribed on base: BORN Feb 22 1732. Ob Dec. 14. 1799.
descended in the Boston family, Salem, Massachusetts; Julia Barton, New York; Winsor White, Duxbury, Connecticut, until 1951; Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Cambridge, Maryland, 1951–1964
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