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.

Date

1812-1850


People


Geography

  • Used - United States

Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 4 9/16 in. x 2 5/16 in. (11.59 cm x 5.87 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 2 3/4 in. x 1 3/8 in. (6.99 cm x 3.49 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed above image centered in block print: "PRO PATRIA".
Printed below image centered in block print: "WASHINGTON".
Printed below image centered in italic print: "BENEVOLENT SOCIETY."
Printed below image centered in block print: "of New Jersey."


Object Number

SC-32/D


Colors


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