Ink on paper
Overall (H x W): 17 9/16 in. x 23 1/8 in. (44.61 cm x 58.74 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 16 3/8 in. × 20 5/8 in. (41.59 cm × 52.39 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985
Printed above arch of text on either side in italic script: " Vive La Plume Vive Nomen."
Printed in arch around body of text in block script: "Eulogium Sacred to the Memory of the Illustrious George Washington, Columbia's Great and Successful Son: Honored be his Name."
Printed within calligraphic frame on left on left in block script: "Tho' shrined in dust, great Washington now lies,/The Memory of his Deeds Shall ever bloom;/Twin'd with proud Laurels, shall the Olive rise,/And wave unfading o'er his Honor'd Tomb."
Printed within calligraphic frame on left on right in block script: "To him ye Nations yield eternal FAME,/First on th'Heroie list enroll his Name;/High on th'ensculptur'd marble let him stand,/The undaunted Hero of his native land."
Printed in body of text on left in cusive and block script: ""SPIRIT OF SYMPATHY from Heaven descend!/A Nation weeps, COLUMBIA, mourns a Friend!/O!ne'er to man did counteous Heaven impart/A purer spirit, a more generous heart;/And in that Heart did Nature sweetly blend,/The fearless Hero and the faithful Friend,/As some fond mother who bewails her Child,/And vents her grief in mournful accents wild;/So looked COLUMBIA'S GENIUS when stern Death,/Relentless Tyrant snatch'd her fav'rites breath,".
Printed in body of text on right in cursive and block script: "Now from the regions of Eternal Light,/To where thy soul has wing'd its joyful flight/Witness the tears that for thy loss do flow,/Behold a Nation whelm'd in silent woe:/Thy pearly drops which tremble in each eye,/Shall seeth thy spirit thron'd above the sky./BLEST SHADE! Farewell! thy Memory ever dear,/Oft shall recieve fair Freedom's holy tears;/In each fond heart shall live thy peerless Name,/And There shall rise thy MONUMENTS of FAME.""
Printed above portrait within oval frame in block script: "Sacred to the memory of the brave".
Printed below portrait on tablet centered in block and italic script: "Gen George/Washington departed this life/Decr. 14th 1799 AE 67./And the tears of a/Nation/watered his grave."
Printed below portrait centered on the base of the pedestal in block script: "Washington's no more, by silence grief's express'd,/Lo! here he lies, his works proclaim the rest."
Printed below body of text bottom left corner in block and cursive script: " DESIGNED Written AND PUBLISHED".
Printed below body of text bottom left corner in block script: "Engraved by P. Maverick,".
Printed below body of text bottom right corner in block script: "Newark N. Jersey."
Printed below body of text bottom left corner in block and cursive script: "By Benjamin O. Tyler Professor of Penmanship, New York. 1817."
Printed below body of text on either side of portrait base in block script: "Copy-right Secured."
Printed below body of text center in italic script: "Penmanship in all the Ancient and Modern hands Taught on an improved System (entirely his own) by Benjamin Owen Tyler, at No. 126 Broadway opposite City Hotel, N. York."
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