Full length portrait of George Washington standing on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River. He stands in a contrapposto pose, and is wearing a military uniform. In his left hand he holds a hat, and in his right he has a scroll. Behind him, sitting on a horse is a young African-American man. In the background at right can be seen the fortress at West Point and several small ships on the river. An elaborate frame surrounds the image and a plaque at the bottom is inscribed with Washington's name.

Baker 151, Hart 85






Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 12 in. x 9 5/8 in. (30.48 cm x 24.45 cm)
Other (Sheet H x W): 7 3/8 in. x 5 in. (18.73 cm x 12.7 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 3/16 in. x 3 3/4 in. (15.72 cm x 9.53 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left in cursive script: "J. Trumbull Pinx."
Printed below image on right in cursive script: "J. le Roy Sculp."
Printed below image centered in block script: "G. Washington".

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Colors (Beta)

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