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View Larger George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army


Vertical, rectangular bust-length portrait of General George Washington. Washington wears a uniform with a sash across his chest. His head is slightly turned to the viewer’s left, but his gaze remains on the viewer. Washington is enclosed within an oval frame which rests on a ledge. Below the ledge is a plaque with the words: “GEORGE WASHINGTON,/Commander in Chief/of the AMERICAN ARMY.”


May 1800




Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W x D): 8 1/4 in. × 5 1/4 in. (20.96 cm × 13.34 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase, 1953


Printed above image: “Engraved for the Universal Magazine.”
Printed below image: “GEORGE WASHINGTON,/Commander in Chief/of the AMERICAN ARMY./Printed for J. Hinton, at the Kings Arms, in Paternoster Row.”

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