Full length portrait of George Washington, set in a landscape, with a commander's marquee and soldier's tents in the background, with birds flying above them. Washington is wearing a military uniform with a single epaulet, a gorget, a sash across his chest, and a sash at his waist. A sword, presumably hung from his left hip, is visible behind his right leg and he is wearing a tricorn hat. In his right hand he is holding out a baton or spyglass, as if pointing at something out of frame, while his left hand rests on the muzzle of a cannon.

Baker 419, Hart 761

Date

1781


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 7 3/4 in. x 4 5/8 in. (19.69 cm x 11.75 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 5 15/16 in. x 3 13/16 in. (15.08 cm x 9.68 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Marks

Printed below image: "His Ex.cy George Washington Esqr./Captain General of all the American Forces/J. Norman".


Object Number

SC-102


Colors


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