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Description

Vertical, rectangular bust-length portrait of General George Washington. Washington is framed within an oval which sits atop a small pedestal. A small swag or festoon hangs above the oval. Washington is depicted in profile with his head turned to the viewer’s left. He wears a uniform with fringed epaulets. His hair is tied behind him with a ribbon in a queue.


Date

January 31, 1784


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Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 7 5/8 in. × 4 5/8 in. (19.37 cm × 11.75 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1953


Marks

Printed below image: “GEN (L). WASHINGTON./Publish’d Jan(uary) 31. 1784 by John Walker from an original painting.”


Object Number

M-1894/21


Colors (Beta)


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