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 hand he holds 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.

Baker 151, Hart 85a






Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 7 7/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (20 cm x 13.02 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 1/4 in. x 3 in. (15.88 cm x 7.62 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 print: "G. Washington."

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Colors (Beta)

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