Equestrian portrait of George Washington, astride a rearing horse wearing a military uniform, with his left hand on the reins and a telescope in his right. The scene is set at the edge of the Delaware River. In the background near the top left of the image marching soldiers can be seen, and in the bottom right are soldiers boarding boats and rowing across the river. Behind washington are hills with bare trees. The horse has an ornate set of tack with a W emblazoned on it and an eagle with lightning bolts in it's talons.

Baker 409; Hart 757






Ink on paper, etching, stipple engraving


Overall (H x W): 18 1/4 in. x 15 1/2 in. (46.36 cm x 39.37 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on right in block script: " Entered according to act of Congress by H. Phelps, in the office of the clerk of the dist. Ct. of the U.S. for the Southern Dist. of N.Y."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

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Colors (Beta)

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