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George Washington

19th century

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

After Washington's death in 1799 miniatures of him were very popular among Americans who kept them as a sign of respect, patriotism and mourning well into the 19th century.

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  • Title: George Washington
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: American
  • Provenance: A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory
  • Dimensions: H excluding frame: 2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.609

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