New York State Library

The George Washington Collection at the New York State Library

image of a bust of George Washington

A bronze bust of Washington cast by The National Fine Art Foundry in 1877. This is the first casting ever made directly from the original plaster model made by Houdon. The bust is signed on the right shoulder: HOUDON. LIFE-CAST and on the left shoulder: NAT. FINE ART FOUNDERY/M.J. POWER. FOUNDER./N.Y.


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