Full length portrait of George Washington, depicted as a statue in the midst of a battlefield. The statue of Washington is wearing a suit with the coat buttoned, a Society of the Cincinnati medal pinned to the chest of his coat, with a sword at his left hip and a scroll in his right hand. Behind him on the pedestal is a tree stump with a tricorn hat hanging from it, a bundle of sticks, and an axe leaning against it. In the background are scenes of Revolutionary battles, with men on horseback and men firing muskets and a cannon on the right, and on the left British soldiers laying down their arms to two mounted figures.

Baker 401, Hart 770






Ink on paper, stippled engraving


Overall (H x W): 27 1/8 in. × 20 3/8 in. (68.9 cm × 51.75 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 23 1/8 in. × 18 9/16 in. (58.74 cm × 47.15 cm)

Credit Line

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


Engraved in image at base of pedestal in block script: "First in War/First in Peace/and/Frist in the hearts of/his Country".
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Designed Engraved & Published by John Eckstein Philada."
Printed below image centered in cursive and block script: "To the Honorable the Society of the Cincinnati/this Monument of Gen. George Washington/Is very respectfully inscribed by the/Artist."
Printed below image centered in italic script: "Copyright secured according to Law."

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