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What is this?

Wallpaper panel showing full length view of George Washington in cutaway coat with epaulettes and a sword. At his feet are a conventionalized cannon and three cannon balls. All supported by shallow circular base. Imitation of statuary. Of the series "America's Heroes" [Les Grands Hommes] which also includes Franklin, Lafayette and Jefferson. Printed on light wood grain background.

This is a ornament - panel from France. It is dated 1856–57 and we acquired it in 1949. Gift of Dr. Gertrude Bilhuber in memory of her father Ernst Bilhuber.

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Its medium is

block-printed on paper

Its dimensions are

102.5 x 49 cm (40 3/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

This object was manufactured by Jules Desfossé

This object was catalogued by Horace L. Hotchkiss, Jr.

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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