Full bust portrait of George Washington set in an oval frame above a depiction of the battle of surrender of Yorktown. Washington is wearing a military uniform with a sash across his chest.The surrender at Yorktown scene depicts an officer in the foreground being handed a sword by an officer of the opposing force. In the background at center and right are a multitude of soldiers. In the left of the background can be seen two masted ships on the water.

Baker 15, Hart 21

Date

May 21, 1794


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 13 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (33.97 cm x 26.04 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 9 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (24.77 cm x 17.46 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 7 3/4 in. x 5 9/16 in. (19.69 cm x 14.13 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed in image at bottom edge centered in block and italic script: "Event of the 19th of Oct. 1781, at YORKTOWN in VIRGINIA."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "T Halloway Direxit."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Genl. Washington."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "The English Artist has followed the lines of the Print in the French original after a Picture by Pichle, on account of the remarks of Mr. Lavater."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Publish'd by T. Holloway & the other Proprieters May 21, 1794."


Object Number

SC-70


Colors


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