Half length portrait of George Washington, facing left and wearing a military uniform. His hand in his waistcoat, and he wears a sash over his left shoulder, a gorget, and a tricorn hat with a large cockade. He is holding a musket with his left hand behind his back and the hilt of a sword is visible at his left hip.

Baker 11, Hart 13






Ink on paper, stipple engraving


Overall (H x W): 12 1/16 in. x 9 5/16 in. (30.64 cm x 23.65 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 4 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. (11.43 cm x 9.53 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left side in block script: "C. W. Peale."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Original in Possession of G. W. Custis Esq."
Printed below image on right side in block script: "J. B. Forrest."
Printed below image centered in handwritten cursive script: "Go. Washington".
Printed below image on right side in italic script: "1772 AEt. 40."

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Colors (Beta)

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