Half-length portrait of George Washington, seated facing right and wearing a military uniform with the Society of Cincinnati medal on his left lapel. He cradles a sword in his right arm and holds a map in his hands. To his left is a table holding a tricorn hat. Behind him is a drawn curtain revealing a landscape with rows of military tents on a plain in front of a mountain. Below the image in text is an eagle with a shield in front of it and a scroll with the words "E Pluribus Unum" engraved on it.

Baker 228, Hart 789a

Date

1803-1810


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 15 in. × 10 in. (38.1 cm × 25.4 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 11 1/16 in. × 8 5/8 in. (28.1 cm × 21.91 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in italic script: "F. Bartoli Pinx:".
Printed below image on right in italic script: "J: Galland Sculp:".
Printed below image centered in cursive and block script: "His Excellency George Washington Lieut. Genl./ of the armies of the/ United States/ of America."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "Dedicated to Commodore John Barry and the officers of the/ Navy and Army of North America/ by Ferrai & Dupin/ Baltimore


Object Number

SC-139


Colors


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