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Head of Washington

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By the late 18th century, George Washington, first the Commander-in-chief of the victorious Continental Army and subsequently the first president of the United States, was the most famous person in America and one of the most renowned men in the world. Many artists took his likeness,...

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Provenance

The artist; gift of the artist to Mrs. Calahan, Annapolis, Md.; to Mrs. Ridgeley, Washington, D.C.; to Charles Sumner, Boston; to MFA, 1874, gift of Charles Sumner.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Sumner

about 1795–98

Dimensions

19.05 x 15.24 cm (7 1/2 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

74.29

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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Americas

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