Studies for Here Comes the Bride, 1759

Description (Brief)
Gerome Ferris made two pencil studies of sword grips used by a soldier of the Black Watch regiment. Such a soldier appears in the 1930 painting Here Comes the Bride, 1759, showing Washington’s marriage to Martha Custis. The small unsigned sheet is bordered in black like mourning notepaper suggesting that Ferris seized whatever came to hand when he had an idea.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
20th century
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
paper (sheet material)
graphite (image material)
sheet: 15 cm x 11 cm; 5 7/8 in x 4 5/16 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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