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Washington's Farewell

n.d. Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.144 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A

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Paul Manship’s relief is one of several the sculptor created to commemorate episodes from the Revolutionary War (see also 1966.47.141, 1966.47.143, 1966.47.145 and 1966.47.136). Manship’s papers indicate that these reliefs were designed for a projected “Hall of History,” but research has not revealed where or when that project was to appear. On December 4, 1783, George Washington said goodbye to his officers in the Long Room at Fraunces Tavern, a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty during the war.


Figure group

History - United States - Resignation of Washington

History - United States - Revolution

Occupation - military - general

Portrait male - Washington, George


metal - bronze