View Larger His Excellency George Washington Esqr. Captain General of all the American Forces


Full length portrait of George Washington, set in a landscape, with a commander's marquee and soldier's tents in the background, with birds flying above them. Washington is wearing a military uniform with a single epaulet, a gorget, a sash across his chest, and a sash at his waist. A sword, presumably hung from his left hip, is visible behind his right leg and he is wearing a tricorn hat. In his right hand he is holding out a baton or spyglass, as if pointing at something out of frame, while his left hand rests on the muzzle of a cannon.

Baker 419, Hart 761






Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 7 5/8 in. × 4 3/4 in. (19.37 cm × 12.07 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 in. × 3 3/4 in. (15.24 cm × 9.53 cm)

Credit Line

Gift: Jess and Grace Pavey Fund, 2002


Printed below image: "His George Washington Esqr./Captain General of all the American Forces/J. Norman Sc".

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