Full length portrait of George Washington, set in a landscape. 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 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.






Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/8 in. (21.59 cm x 13.02 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 11/16 in. x 4 1/16 in. (16.99 cm x 10.32 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image centered in cursive script: "His Excellency George Washington Esq./Captain General of all the American forces".

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Colors (Beta)

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