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    George Washington: Large Plaster Bust. This 26" tall plaster bust of George Washington is a limited edition copy of the original, replicated in 1932 to commemorate George Washington's Bicentennial Commission. The original bust, located in George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, was created from life by the French neoclassical sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon in 1785. On the rear of the bust's base an inscription reads: "1732-1932 George Washington Bicentennial Commission."
    The original bust only featured the unadorned head and neck of Washington-the toga-like drape around his shoulders was added later. The piece has some chipping to the back of the head in the hair, and some light wear. Overall a fine example. From the Collection of the Late Edward C. Gillette.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    14th-15th Monday-Tuesday
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