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.

Baker, 309 Hart 291c






Ink on paper, mezzotint


Overall (H x W): 25 7/8 in. x 18 1/16 in. (65.72 cm x 45.88 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left in block script: "Painted by Gilbert Stuart. 1797."
Printed below image on right in block script: "Given with the American Publisher."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Washington."

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Colors (Beta)

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