Full bust portrait of George Washington, facing right and wearing a military uniform. The portrait is set in an oval frame with the title "Gen. George Washington" above and eighteen stars at the bottom. The frame sits on a base that has a memorial dedication to Washington engraved on it.
Baker 404, Hart 796






Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Overall (H x W): 12 in. x 10 in. (30.48 cm x 25.4 cm)
Other (Sheet H x W): 8 3/4 in. x 6 in. (22.23 cm x 15.24 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 6 1/2 in. x 5 in. (16.51 cm x 12.7 cm)

Credit Line

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


Engraved above portrait curved with frame in block text: "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BRAVE".
Printed below portrait on tablet centered in block and italic text: "Gen George/Washington departed this life/Decr. 14th 1799 AE 67./And the tears of a/Nation/watered his grave."
Engraved below portrait on the base of the pedestal centered in block text: "Washington's no more, by silence grief's express'd,/Lo! here he lies, his Works proclaim the rest."

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