Full bust portrait of George Washington, set in a frame which hangs from a wall, with various symbolic elements depicted below. Washington is shown facing right and wearing a black coat and a jabot. Above the portrait is a plaque with the title. Two chains of bell flowers hang from either end of it. Below the portrait is an unfurled scroll with an indecipherable map on it. To the left of the scroll is a liberty pole and cap with a oak brnach curling around it, and to the right, is a sword leaning against the wall and a set of scales.

Baker 163, Hart 805

Date

July 1,1794


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 8 5/16 in. x 4 7/8 in. (21.11 cm x 12.38 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (17.46 cm x 9.84 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed above portrait in block script: "Geo. Washington."
Printed below image on right in cursive script: "Grainger Sculpt."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Published as the Act directs July 1. 1794 by H. D. Symonds Paternoster Row."


Object Number

SC-129


Colors


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