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Historical scene depicting the procession commemorating George Washington’s death. The scene is set in central Philadelphia, with row houses in the background. In the middle ground is a procession of soldiers with their heads down, waving black banners, and four of them carrying a black draped casket with a tricorn hat and sword laid on it. In the foreground is the Market from which four men, a woman, and a child watch the procession going by.

Date

1800


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving, etching


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 10 5/8 in. × 13 3/16 in. (26.99 cm × 33.5 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 8 1/4 in. × 11 1/8 in. (20.96 cm × 28.26 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in italic script: "Designed & Published by W. Birch Enamel Painter 1800."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "High Street, from the Country Market Place in Philadelphia:".
Printed below image centered in cursive and block script: "with the procession in commemeration of the death of General George Washington, December 27, 1799."


Object Number

SC-156


Colors


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