Oval image of a full bust portrait of George Washington set in a landscape scene. In the framed portrait he is facing right, and is wearing a black coat, a cravat, a jabot and a ribbon tying back his hair. He is set against a dark stippled background. This portrait is set against an outdoor scene. The portrait is framed by flags and a mortar to the left. Below is a broken sword, and to the right is a halberd, sword, cannon and shot. The foreground is filled with a variety of plants

Baker 389, Hart 274

Date

April 10, 1800


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving, etching


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 9 13/16 in. x 12 1/2 in. (24.92 cm x 31.75 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 8 1/2 in. x 12 in. (21.59 cm x 30.48 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image under left side in italic script: "Painted by W. Birch Esq. of Carolina."
Printed below image under right side in italic script: "Engraved by P. Roberts."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "George Washington, late President of the United States of America,/ This Plate is Humbly Dedicated to the Friends of the above Gentleman, by their most Obedient Humble Servt. P. Roberts."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "London. Published as the Act directs April 10, 1800, by P. Roberts at Mr. Holland's, 50 Oxford Street.
Printed below image in bottom right corner of sheet in cursive script: "Proof".


Object Number

SC-64


Colors


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