Full length portraits of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Nathanael Greene, being led by the personification of History. The three figures are being led through a rocky landscape by the goddess towards the temple of Fame, which History is gesturing towards. The temple sits in the background near the top left of the frame on a hill and is topped with a winged figure holding a trumpet. In the right background storm clouds gather.

Hart 778





  • Published - United States


Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 12 in. x 10 in. (30.48 cm x 25.4 cm)
Other (Sheet H x W): 6 1/4 in. x 3 9/16 in. (15.88 cm x 9.05 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 5 3/16 in. x 3 1/4 in. (13.18 cm x 8.26 cm)


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


Printed below image on left in italic script: "Tisdale del."
Printed below image on right in italic script: "Scoles sculp".
Printed below image centered in block script: "Frontispiece."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Printed by Reynolds."

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