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Description

Vertical, rectangular bust-length portrait of General George Washington. Washington wears a uniform with a sash across his chest. His head is slightly turned to the viewer’s left, but his gaze remains on the viewer. Washington is enclosed within an oval frame which rests on a ledge. Below the ledge is a plaque with the words: “GEORGE WASHINGTON,/Commander in Chief/of the AMERICAN ARMY.”

Date

May 1800


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Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 8 1/4 in. × 5 1/4 in. (20.96 cm × 13.34 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1953


Marks

Printed above image: “Engraved for the Universal Magazine.”
Printed below image: “GEORGE WASHINGTON,/Commander in Chief/of the AMERICAN ARMY./Printed for J. Hinton, at the Kings Arms, in Paternoster Row.”


Object Number

M-1894/49


Colors (Beta)


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