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Jean-Antoine Houdon statue...
Item # 616600
May 14, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 14, 1796
* French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon
* Famous George Washington statue arrival
* Virginia State Capital - Richmond
The most notable content is a rather inconspicuous report of the arrival of the very famous Jean-Antoine Houdon statue of George Washington for the capitol building at Richmond. The report from Richmond reads: "The elegant statue of the President of the U. States, which was ordered from Paris some time ago, by the Legislature of Virginia, arrived here a few days since...It is said to be a masterly piece of workmanship of its kind and we understand is to be placed in the Capitol in this city." See the hyperlink for a photo of it and much text concerning it.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's