Signature: On tranche of left shoulder: Houdon f 1788
Inscription: Engraved at later date: 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
J. Ackerman Coles (until 1908; to MMA)