Full bust portrait of George Washington, facing left, and wearing a black coat, a cravat, a jabot, and a sawtooth edge ribbon tying back his hair. Behind him is a stippled grey backgroud imitating a cloud. Above is a flying angel, a representation of Fame, holding a trumpet to its lips in one hand and laying a wreath on Washington's head with the other.

Hart 564

Date

February 22, 1832


People


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Dimensions

Overall (with backing H x W): 9 5/8 in. x 7 in. (24.45 cm x 17.78 cm)
Other (Print H x W): 6 1/16 in. x 3 5/8 in. (15.4 cm x 9.21 cm)
Other (Platemark H x W): 5 5/16 in. x 2 in. (13.49 cm x 5.08 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 3 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. (9.53 cm x 3.81 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed above image centered: "Centenary Anniversary/Feb. 22, 1832."
Printed below image centered: "Washington/First in War, First in/Peace, And first in the
hearts of his Countrymen."


Object Number

SC-32/A


Colors


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