Full bust portrait of George Washington, set in a frame with rectangular brickwork behind. Washington is facing to the right and is wearing a military uniform, with a sash across his chest. Above the portrait is a laurel wreath with two laurel branches on either side of the frame. Below, is a shield with Washington's coat of arms in front of a tablet with "General Washington" inscribed on it. The shield has three stars and two horizontal stripes on it. Laurels are draped above it and a crown is mounted on its middle peak. Below the shield is a ribbon with the Latin motto "EXITUS ACTA PROBAT" on it.

Baker 37, Hart 839

Date

1787


People


Geography

  • Published - United States

Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 7 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. (19.37 cm x 11.75 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 1/16 in. x 3 11/16 in. (15.4 cm x 9.37 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed above image right side in cursive script: "Columb. Mag."
Engraved below portrait in block text: "General Washington."
Engraved below portrait on ribbon in block text: "EXITUS ACTA PROBAT".
Printed below image on right side in cursive script: "J. Trenchard Scpt."


Object Number

SC-74


Colors


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