Outdoor scene of George Washington in a military encampment. Washington stands in front of a tent wearing a military uniform, holding the founding documents of the United States in his right hand, and with his left hand tucked in his vest. To his left is a table covered with a carpet and holding stacks of books and maps. To his right is a stool holding a hat, and a telescope with and a cane leaning up against it. The ground in front of Washington's feet is covered with torn up British proclimations. Behind Washington stands his valet, William Lee, caring for a horse. In the background can be seen rows of tents and soldiers, with a landscape and river behind them.

Baker 21, Hart 31b

Date

1780


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 4 1/2 in. × 1/2 in. (11.43 cm × 1.27 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 16 5/8 in. × 12 5/8 in. (42.23 cm × 32.07 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on left in cursive script: "Peint par L. le Paon Peintre de Bataille, de S.A.S., Mgr. le Prince de Conde."
Printed below image on right in cursive script: "Grave par N. le Mire des Academies Imperials et Royales et de celle des Sciences et Arts de Rouen."


Signed

Engraved on scrap of paper on ground within the image: "N. Le Mire Sculp. 1780".


Object Number

SC-5


Colors


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