Oval image of a full bust portrait of George Washington, shown in profile facing right, wearing a military uniform,and with his hair tied back with a ribbon. The portrait is set in an oval frame which hangs on a wall, with brickwork behind it.

Baker 65, Hart 75

Date

May 15, 1783


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 10 1/2 in. x 8 5/16 in. (26.67 cm x 21.11 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 5 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (13.97 cm x 11.11 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 4 7/16 in. x 3 5/8 in. (11.27 cm x 9.21 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image centered in cursive and block script: "His Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON Commander/in Chief of the united States of North America &c."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Pubd. May 15th 1783 by R Wilkinson, No. 58 Cornhill, London."


Object Number

SC-83


Colors


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