Full bust portrait of George Washington, facing left and wearing a military uniform, set against a background of a cloudy sky. The portrait is set in an oval frame with a bow at lower center and sheaves of wheat extending up the sides. Below the frame are flags, a sword, a helmet, muskets, a cannon and a drum that lay on top of a tablet that shows a scene of Washington taking command of the Continental Army.

Baker 173, Hart 248

Date

1796


People


Geography

  • Published - United States

Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 10 5/16 in. x 7 5/16 in. (26.19 cm x 18.57 cm)
Other (Sheet H x W): 7 5/16 in. x 4 1/8 in. (18.57 cm x 10.48 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (16.19 cm x 9.84 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Engraved below portrait centered in block print: Genl. Washington takes command of the/American army at Cambridge July 3d 1775."
Printed below image on right in cursive script: "Tisdale Sc."
Printed below image centered in block print: "Genl. Washington."
Printed below image centered in block print: "Engraved for C. Smith N. York."


Object Number

SC-114


Colors


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