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. He is set against a stippled black and grey background modeled to look like 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.

There is also a title page for the book that the print was published in mounted on the same sheet, with the title of the book, the publisher, and the publishing date.

Baker 308, Hart 561

Date

1812-1813


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 5 3/16 in. x 3 1/4 in. (13.18 cm x 8.26 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 2 3/4 in. x 1 9/16 in. (6.99 cm x 3.97 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed above image centered in block print: "PRO PATRIA".
Printed directly below image in script: A.Reed sc. E.W. Con."
Printed below image centered in block print: "WASHINGTON".
Printed below image centered in italic print: "BENEVOLENT SOCIETY".


Object Number

SC-32/B


Colors


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