Three-quarter portrait of George Washington, shown seated and facing to the left. Washington is wearing a black coat and breeches, a jabot, and a ribbon tying back his hair. Behind him, a curtain is drawn back to reveal a distant landscape and a column. On the table in front of him lay the plans for Washington, D. C. and a hat.

Baker 124, Hart 231






Ink on paper, mezzotint


Overall (H x W): 9 3/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. (24.77 cm x 20 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 8 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (20.96 cm x 14.92 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 7 1/4 in. x 5 5/8 in. (18.42 cm x 14.29 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left in block script: "E. Savage pinx et".
Printed below image on right in block script: "Wm Hamlin. Sculp. Providence."
Printed below image centered in cursive script: "George Washington Esqr."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Obt, Decbr, 14th, 1799, AE 68".

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Colors (Beta)

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