Full length portrait of George Washington, set in a tropical landscape, with Washington standing on a cliff overlooking a river. Washington 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 on the cliff is a palm tree, and below him on the river are boats, that look to be out of scale. Across the river is another palm tree also out of scale, and on the horizon are figures costumed in Spanish or Chinese dress.

Baker 152, Hart 86






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): 5 3/8 in. x 3 7/16 in. (13.65 cm x 8.73 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 4 13/16 in. x 3 1/16 in. (12.22 cm x 7.78 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on right in cursive print: "Maria Miou sculp..."
Printed below image centered in cursive print: "George Washington,/Le heros liberateur de sa patrie,/ne en 1732, mort a la fin de 1799."

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Colors (Beta)

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