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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Marquise Jean-Françoise-René-Almaire de Brehan, French, 1749–1826, active United States, 1788–89
Subject: George Washington, American, 1732–1799, LL.D. 1822

George Washington (1732-1799), LL.D. 1781; verso: Eleanor (Nelly) Parke Custis (Mrs. Lawrence Lewis) (1779-1852)


Watercolor (grisaille) on ivory

2 5/8 × 2 1/8 in. (6.7 × 5.4 cm) framed: 2 3/4 × 2 3/16 in. (7 × 5.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
18th century
Miniatures - Jewelry
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Martha Washington; to her granddaughter, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis; to her daughter, Frances Parke Lewis Butler; sold with the Lewis collection to Frank Turner Moorhead, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., 1878; to his widow, Mrs. Frank Turner Moorhead (Katherine Upsher), Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D. C., c. 1892-1927; to her grandson, John Upshur Moorhead, New York, 1927; sold to Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1947; to Yale University Art Gallery, by gift from Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1947.


Kevin Murphy, American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution, exh. cat. (Bentonville, Ark.: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 2014), 44, fig. 21.

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