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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.035
Title Siège d'York = Town , Le Gal. Rochambeau et Washington donnent le derniers orders pour l'Attaque
Artist Fontaine, Jean-Mathias, 1791-1853
Artist Gavard, Charles, 1794-1871
Artist Couder, Auguste, 1790-1873
Date n.d.
Description Standing portrait of George Washington. full-length view; he is turned slightly to his left, with his eyes gazing off to his left; his left arm is bent at the elbow with his hand in an open gesture, while his right hand holds a riding-whip and gloves; he is wearing his military uniform with his tricorn hat and black riding cloak; he is surrounded by French and American officers; Lafayette stands in front of Washington holding part of map, while drawing on it; Rochambeau stands holding his sword and pointing to his right; a striped military tent in the right midground, along with a French and American flag; a wooden fort is in the right background
Object Name Print
Medium Watercolor Paint
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Etching; Engraving
Dimensions H-30.7 W-35.9 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Peint par Couder - Grave par F.M. Fontaine
Signed Name Location Lower Left and Right
Additional Inscriptions and Marks lower left, in pencil: U
Inscription Location Above and Below Print
Inscriptions and Marks upper left: Galerie Historique de Versailles
upper right: 162
lower left: Peint par Couder || Dessiné par Sandoz and Girardet
lower center (name of individuals): Rochambeau || Washington || Lafayette
lower center: Siège d'York = Town || Le Gal. Rochambeau et Washington donnent le derniers orders pour l'Attaque
lower right: Grave par F.M. Fontaine || Diagraphe et Pantographe Gavard
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Fontaine, Jean-Mathias, 1791-1853
Gavard, Charles, 1794-1871
Couder, Auguste, 1790-1873
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807
Notes Probably part of a series "Galeries historiques de Versailles" published in Paris circa 1837-1845 by Charles Gavard (b. 1794). Possibly 13 volumes, of 11 series. Series 10 is titled: "Portraits divers" or just "Portraits". The size range is 23 cm - 61 cm with one listing as 32 x 46 cm. (information from OCLC) [not listed on original inventory].