Full length portrait of George Washington, wearing a military uniform and sitting in a room asleep at a desk with a map and a lit candle on it, while visible outside a door are troops and tents. In a dreamscape above Washington are the personifications of Bounty, Liberty, and Justice standing on a globe with the word America on it, and thirteen stars above them. In each of the two top corners of the image are wreaths of laurel.






Ink on paper, lithograph


Overall (H x W): 24 7/8 in. x 19 3/16 in. (63.18 cm x 48.74 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 21 in. × 15 3/4 in. (53.34 cm × 40.01 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left in block script: "Lith. by Currier & Ives, N. Y."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Entered according to Act of Congress in Year 1857 by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the Distt Court of the Southn. Dist. of N Y."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Washington's Dream."
Printed below image centered in block script: "New York, Published by CURRIER & IVES, 152 Nassau Street."


Printed bottom left corner of image: "L. M."

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Colors (Beta)

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