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What is this?

Pillar and arch design featuring monument to George Washington. Rounded arch flanked by Corinthian columns supporting ornate architrave. In opening, a fenced-in altar with inscription "Sacred to Washington", surmounted by urn and eagle, and flanked by mourning figures of Liberty and Justice. In front, trophies of war including arms, drum and flags. Printed in grisaille on originally blue, now gray ground.

This is a sidewall from United States. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1960. Gift of the children of the late Edith Parsons Morgan.

Its medium is

block-printed on joined sheets of handmade paper

Its dimensions are

H x W: 122 x 53cm (48 1/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

This object has been tagged:

This object was produced by Ebenezer Clough

This object was catalogued by Hedy Backlin-Landman and donated by Children of the late Edith Parsons Morgan

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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