Study for Here Comes the Bride, 1759

Description (Brief)
This sheet with a sketch of George Washington in 1759 and notes about weather in Virginia in December, 1818, demonstrates some of the care Ferris took over his historical pictures. He researched the subjects meticulously. This sketch shows a Washington very similar to the one in Ferris’s painting Here Comes the Bride, 1759, circa 1930.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1930
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (sheet material)
graphite (image material)
sheet: 16 cm x 13 cm; 6 5/16 in x 5 1/8 in
mount: 26 cm x 19 cm; 10 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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