Full length portrait of George Washington standing on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River. He stands in a contrapposto pose and is wearing a military uniform. In his left hand he holds a hat, and in his right hand he holds a scroll. Behind him sitting on a horse is a young African-American man. In the background at right can be seen the fortress at West Point and several small ships on the river.

Baker 151, Hart 85a

Date

1781


People


Geography

  • Published - Belgium

Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 7 7/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (20 cm x 13.02 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 1/4 in. x 3 in. (15.88 cm x 7.62 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in cursive script: "J. Trumbull Pinx."
Printed below image on right in cursive script: "J. le Roy Sculp..."
Printed below image centered in block print: "G. Washington."


Object Number

SC-103


Colors


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