Full-length portrait of George Washington, dressed in a black coat, holding a sword in his left hand, with his right hand extended in front of him. He is set in a room with a columns in the background and drapery above. Behind Washington is a chair with the seal of the United States on its crest, and on the left is a table draped with a carpet, and holding an inkwell, paper, and hat.

Hart 287






Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 26 in. × 18 in. (66.04 cm × 45.72 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 22 1/8 in. × 13 7/8 in. (56.2 cm × 35.24 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 19 3/4 in. × 13 in. (50.17 cm × 33.02 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left in italtic script: "Painted by Gilbert Stuart 1797."
Printed below image on right in italic script: "Engraved by James Heath Historical Engraver to his Majesty and to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales/ from the original Picture in the Collection of the Marquis of Lansdown."
Printed below image centered in block script: "General Washington."

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Colors (Beta)

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