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Jean-Antoine Houdon statue...

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May 14, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 14, 1796  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."
Four pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 288 (released for November, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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