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Equestrian portrait of George Washington mounted on a rearing horse with a saddle with yellow trim. He is wearing a blue coat with a red and white strippd waistcoat beneath and a tricorn hat. In his left hand he holds the horses reins, and in his right he holds a sword extended. In the background on the left can be seen tents, and in the middle of the background can be seen marching soldiers with muskets. Surrounding the portrait is a circular garland of laurels.

Date

1780-1789


People


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving, watercolor


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 14 1/4 in. × 12 3/16 in. (36.2 cm × 30.96 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 11 1/2 in. × 11 5/8 in. (29.21 cm × 29.53 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Wilmarth Lewis in memory of her aunt, Annie Burr Jennings, Vice Regent for Connecticut, 1939


Marks

Printed around portrait in block script: "His Excellency George Washington Esqr. Commander in Chief of the American Armies. - The Protector of his Country. The Supporter of Liberty, and the Benefactor of Mankind. May his name never be forgotten."


Object Number

M-1087/Q


Colors


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