Full length portrait of George Washington, set in a tropical landscape, with Washington standing on a cliff overlooking a river. Washington stands in a contrapposto pose, and is wearing a military uniform. In his left hand he holds a hat, and in his right he has a scroll. Behind him on the cliff is a palm tree, and below him on the river are boats, that look to be out of scale. Across the river is another palm tree also out of scale, and on the horizon are figures costumed in Spanish or Chinese dress.

Baker 152, Hart 86

Date

1817


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 12 in. x 9 5/8 in. (30.48 cm x 24.45 cm)
Other (Sheet H x W): 5 3/8 in. x 3 7/16 in. (13.65 cm x 8.73 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 4 13/16 in. x 3 1/16 in. (12.22 cm x 7.78 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on right in cursive print: "Maria Miou sculp..."
Printed below image centered in cursive print: "George Washington,/Le heros liberateur de sa patrie,/ne en 1732, mort a la fin de 1799."


Object Number

SC-104


Colors


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