London, South Kensington
14 June 2001
A Staffordshire figure of George Washington
wearing long coat, waistcoat, breeches and stockings, modelled standing holding a tricorn in his left hand and a document in his right, sparsely coloured and gilt, on shaped oval gilt titled base, mid 19th century (overpainting to black enamels, rubbing to gilding) -- 40cm. high
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According to P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. B201, all recorded figures of Washington have Franklin's head and all the figures have Franklin's body.
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