George Washington and Columbia

Designed and patented by Alonzo Blanchard (1799-1864), Albany, New York

c. 1843-50

Cast iron, painted white. Loss at two lower corners of one base.

Ht. 61 ½”

A pair of stove figures on lion embossed bases


Provenance: A Rochester, NY estate. For related examples see: Fenimore, “Iron at Winterthur”, figs. 33A & 33B, p. 85; Horwitz, “The Bird, the Banner and Uncle Sam”, p. 124 (Smithsonian Institution).