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Washington's Reception by the Ladies on Passing the Bridge at Trenton, N.J., April 1789, on His Way to be Inaugurated First President of the United States

Publisher:
Lithographed and published by Nathaniel Currier (American, Roxbury, Massachusetts 1813–1888 New York)
Sitter:
Portrait of George Washington (American, 1732–1799)
Date:
1845
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 11 7/8 × 8 5/8 in. (30.1 × 21.9 cm)
Sheet: 14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Emily C. Chadbourne, 1952
Accession Number:
52.585.45
Not on view
George Washington on horseback, accompanied by other gentlemen, is greeted by ladies bearing flowers as he rides over the bridge at Trenton. Banners bear the following inscriptions: "Battle of Trenton, December 26, 1776" "The Defender of the Mothers will be the Proctector of the Daughters."
Signature: in stone below image: "Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier / 2 Spruce St., N.Y. / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1845...New York"
Emily C. Chadbourne; Donor: Emily C. Chadbourne
Peters 1020; Conningham 1970, 6554; Gale 7075
Stan V. Henkels The valuable and extraordinary collection of portraits of Gen'l Geo. Washington (part of The Unequalled Collection of Engraved Portraits...Belonging to Hon. James T. Mitchell) sale catalogue, no. 944, part II. Davis & Harvey, May 3, 1906, cat. no. 274.

Harry T. Peters Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. 2 vols., Garden City, NY, 1931, cat. no. 1020.

Frederick A. Conningham, Colin Simkin Currier & Ives prints; an illustrated check list. Crown Publishers, New York, 1970, cat. no. 6554.

Gale Research Company, Bernard F. Reilly Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A comprehensive catalogue of the lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merritt Ives and Charles Currier, including ephemera associated with the firm, 1834-1907. 1984, cat. no. 7075.

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