Full-length portrait of George Washington, dressed in a black coat, holding a sword in his left hand, with his right hand extended in front of him. He is set in a room with a columns in the background and drapery above. Behind Washington is a chair with the seal of the United States on its crest, and on the left is a table draped with a carpet, and holding an inkwell, paper, and hat.

Baker 309, Hart 296b






Ink on paper, mezzotint


Overall (H x W): 32 in. × 23 1/16 in. (81.28 cm × 58.58 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 22 3/4 in. × 14 1/2 in. (57.79 cm × 36.83 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 19 7/8 in. × 13 5/16 in. (50.48 cm × 33.81 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left in block script: "Painted by G. Stuart."
Printed below image on right in block script: "Engraved by J. R. Rice."
Printed below image centered in handwritten script: "G. Washington".
Printed below image centered in block script: "Published by Pohlig & Rice; Philadelphia."

Object Number


Colors (Beta)

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