Full length portrait of George Washington, wearing a military uniform with the coat open and standing in a contrapposto stance with his right foot forward. In his right hand he holds an open scroll, and in the other he has a sword which he is balancing his weight on. In the background is a column, with a curtain draped in front of it. The curtain is pulled back to reveal on the left side of the image a landscape with a field, buildings, and mountains in the distance. In the field is an American flag leaning on a group of stacked muskets, and there are several other groups of stacked muskets.

Date

1800-1900


People


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 7 3/8 in. x 5 9/16 in. (18.73 cm x 14.13 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 3 11/16 in. x 3 in. (9.37 cm x 7.62 cm)


Credit

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


Object Number

SC-49


Colors


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