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.

Hart 287

Date

1800-1834


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 22 15/16 in. × 16 1/8 in. (58.26 cm × 40.96 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 19 7/8 in. × 13 1/8 in. (50.48 cm × 33.34 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in italtic script: "Painted by Gilbert Stuart 1797."
Printed below image on right in italic script: "Engraved by James Heath Historical Engraver to his Majesty and to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales/ from the original Picture in the Collection of the Marquis of Lansdown."
Printed below image centered in block script: "General Washington."


Object Number

SC-152


Colors


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