George Washington Bowen (1794-1885)
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 21 x 13.3 x 7.9 cm )
inscribed: on back in red paint: "950" [old N-YHS cat. #]
George Washington Bowen was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and worked as a baker, weaver and shopkeeper in Newport. In several unsuccessful lawsuits he claimed to be the son and heir of Eliza Bowen (Madame Stephen Jumel).
Gift of Mr. William H. Shelton
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