Full bust portrait of George Washington, facing left, and wearing a black coat, a cravat, a jabot, and a sawtooth edge ribbon tying back his hair. He is set against a stippled black and grey background modeled to look like a cloud. Above is a flying angel, a representation of Fame, holding a trumpet to its lips in one hand and laying a wreath on Washington's head with the other.

Baker 308, Hart 561






Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Overall (H x W): 4 5/8 in. x 1 3/16 in. (11.75 cm x 3.02 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 2 5/8 in. x 1 7/16 in. (6.67 cm x 3.65 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed above image centered in block print: "PRO PATRIA".
Printed directly below image in script: A.Reed sc. E.W. Con."
Printed below image centered in block print: "WASHINGTON".
Printed below image centered in italic print: "BENEVOLENT SOCIETY".

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Colors (Beta)

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