Oval image of a full bust portrait of George Washington set on a pedestal with brickwork surrounding it. Washington is facing right and wearing a military uniform with a sash across his chest and a tricorn hat with a cockade. Engraved on the pedestal is Washington's name and the title in German.

Baker 53, Hart 739

Date

1776-1800


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 7 7/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (20 cm x 11.43 cm)
Overall (Sheet H x W): 7 3/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (18.73 cm x 11.43 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 6 1/2 in. x 3 1/4 in. (16.51 cm x 8.26 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 in. x 3 1/2 in. (15.24 cm x 8.89 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Engraved below portrait centered in block script: "Georg Washington, Esqr."
Engraved below portrait centered in cursive script: "Commandirender General in Chef der/ Provinzialarmee in Nordamerika."
Printed below image on right in cursive script: "J. C. G. Fritzsch Sc."
There is a watermark in the top right corner that looks somewhat like a compass rose.


Object Number

SC-78


Colors


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