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Washington's Reception by the Ladies

Washington atop a horse facing viewer under banner of flags, floral garlands, held by eagle. Small upright girl lower center facing viewer. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Washington's Reception by the Ladies/ (Upright, small girl facing observer) 1845, N. Currie - S"

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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