Full length portrait of George Washington standing before the battlefield of Trenton. Washington is wearing a military uniform and is standing in a contrapposto stance with his right foot forward. His left hand is resting on the hilt of a sword on his belt, and in his right he holds a telescope which he is handing to a young man. The young man is holding the reins of a rearing horse. In the background can be seen a battle, with a ruined cart and cannon just behind the figure of Washington, while on the right of the image is a blasted tree.

Baker 158, Hart 107d

Date

1845


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, mezzotint


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 29 in. × 21 in. (73.66 cm × 53.34 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 24 3/4 in. × 17 1/2 in. (62.87 cm × 44.45 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image centered in block script: "Gen. Washington".
Printed below image centered in block script: "on the battle field at Trenton."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "Engraved by W. Warner from the original picture by Col. John Trumbull in possession of Yale College New Haven."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Published by William Smith 706 South Third St. Philadelphia & by J. Turgis 78 Duane St. New York."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1845 by John [illegible] in the Clerks office at the District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania."


Object Number

SC-176


Colors


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