New York City. N.Y., May 6th 1898
I hereby certify and solemnly swear, that the Bust upon which this certificate
appears is a perfect reproduction of the Life-Cast Bust of WASHINGTON, cast and
modeled from life at Mount Vernon, VA., in the year 1788, by the eminent French
sculptor, Jean Antoine Houndon (see Washington’s Diary, Oct. 12th, 1795.) The
original Life-Cast Bust is now owned by Miss Belle A. MacDonald of New York City.
City, County, and State of New York
On this 6th day of May, 1898, came Wilson MacDonald.
the Swearor, well know to me personally, who by my being duly sworn, did dispose and
say, that he is the person described in and who signed the foregoing Certificate and Oath
and that the facts therein stated are true.
Notary Public (104)
County of New York
The Henry Bonnard Bronze Co.
New York, NY 1903
This Painting, donated by artist Jacqueline Rochester, hung in the WHS Library, and now is in the Washington Pavilion art section.
A portrait and figure painter as well as sculptor, designer, she was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on September 15, 1924, the daughter of John Russell "Jack" Smith and Nellie Chase. She was raised by Sioux Falls school teachers Dora and June Smith, her paternal aunts. She married Lowell Rochester, had five boys, and lived in Rapid City for many years.
Rochester studied at the Institute Allende in Mexico and is known for her classical paintings evoking Matisse and O'Keefe as well as for wearable art sculpture and her portrayal of Native American life, especially women. Her portrayals are devoid of cliches and depict her own concept of Native Americans ...