Bust, George III, 1809

Bust, George III, 1809

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George III became king of Great Britain and its colonies in 1760. American colonists saw themselves as his loyal subjects. They celebrated his birthday, drank toasts to his health, and fought in his American wars. This plaster bust of George III was made by L. Gahagan in 1809.
Object Name
date made
depicted (sitter)
George III King of Great Britain
Physical Description
plaster (overall material)
black (overall color)
overall: 25 in x 29 in x 12 in x 8 in; 63.5 cm x 73.66 cm x 30.48 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Royalty & Monarchs
Revolutionary War
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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