Half length portrait of George Washington, sitting at a desk writing, wearing a blue military coat with a red waistcoat underneath. Behind him is a drawn curtain revealing books on a shelf. The portrait is set in a yellow, oval frame with three flags at the top, two of which have thirteen stars on them and an eagle on a field of yellow and then red and yellow stripes. Below the frame is a pedestal with Washington's name on it and an inscription.
Hart 790





Ink on paper, watercolor, stipple engraving


Overall (H x W): 12 in. x 10 1/16 in. (30.48 cm x 25.56 cm)
Other (Sheet H x W): 8 1/16 in. x 6 1/2 in. (20.48 cm x 16.51 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 5 7/16 in. x 3 1/2 in. (13.81 cm x 8.89 cm)

Credit Line

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


Engraved below portrait centered in block script: "Gen. George Washington".
Engraved below portrait centered in italic and block script: "Departed this life Dec.14th 1799 AE 67. And the tears of/a NATION Watered his grave."

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