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Image for Washington's Reception by the Ladies

Washington's Reception by the Ladies

Currier & Ives produced more than 100 images of George Washington. As the first president of the United States, Washington was distinguished as the father of a new nation and was respected for his wisdom, honesty and leadership during the Revolution. The pageantry of this print, with its flowing flags and mighty eagle, reflects the European tradition of imperial imagery used in grand history paintings. The idea of Washington as defender and protector of the country is represented by the presence of women and children, who greet the new president as he travels to New York City for his inauguration.

Date: 1845

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
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Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 12 1/6 x 8 ¾ inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-211
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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