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Babes Ascending

Webber, C.T.1881

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Unglazed oil on canvas painting of two infants in white gowns rising upward. Ornate, wood frame with gilded composite decorative molding. Signed ”C.T. Webber” in lower left corner.

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  • Title: Babes Ascending
  • Creator: Webber, C.T.
  • Date: 1881
  • Location: Fremont, Ohio
  • Provenance: the title for this painting is not known; ”Babes Ascending” is the title given to it by a former Hayes Presidential Center director, Les Fishel, in the 1980’s. There is a letter from C. T. Webber to President Hayes where he mentions ”...the picture of your children is ready....I ordered a suitable frame...” dated April 23, 1881. It is believed he was writing about this portrait.
  • Type: painting
  • Original Source: http://www.rbhayes.org

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