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 grey background.

The portrait is set in an engraved frame seated on a plinth. Swags of drapery adorn the top sides of the frame, and below the plinth, layers of cloth are intertwined around three tiebacks. Above the portrait at center is a bust of Minerva flanked by two the one on the left representing the army and the one on the right representing the navy and rays of light radiate behind this crest. On the sides of the frame near the base are symbols of the army, a shield, helmet, halberd and gauntlets, on left side and symbols of the navy, a cannon, anchor, rope, and shot, on the right.

Baker 257, Hart 397b

Date

April 1, 1830


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 10 13/16 in. x 8 1/4 in. (27.46 cm x 20.96 cm)
Other (Platemark H x W): 10 1/16 in. x 7 3/8 in. (25.56 cm x 18.73 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 13/16 in. x 4 1/4 in. (17.3 cm x 10.8 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Engraved below portrait: "Geo. Washington."
Printed below image centered in cursive handwritting: "Go. Washington".
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "Painted by G. B. Stuart. Engraved by. W. Holl."
Printed below image centered in block script: "London: Published by Thomas Kelly, 17 Paternoster Row, April 1 1830."


Object Number

SC-51


Colors


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