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Object ID 1954.004.001
Object Name Portrait
Title George Washington
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of W.W. Laird, Jr.
Date 1818
Artist Gilbert Stuart (original artist)
Made Charles Goodman & Robert Piggot (engravers)
Makers mark There is text underneath the engraving: " Painted by G. Stuart 1797 / Published by W.H. Morgan No. 114 Chestnut Street Philada 1818 / Engraved by C. Goodman & R. Piggot."
Description Framed, black and white stipple engraving of General George Washington (1732-1799) that is framed under a sheet of glass with a reverse-painted "frame" border. The engraving is a copy of Gilbert Stuart's 1796 "Lansdowne" portrait in the National Gallery. The full-length figure of Washington is shown standing in front of a desk and chair on an oriental rug. He is dressed in a dark suit with a lacy collar and has his right hand extended while he holds a sword in his left. The base of a Classical column is visible in the background and the room is covered in billowing draperies. There is a label on the back: "No. 54.04 / Given by W.W. Laird / Engraving of George / Washington, after Stuart, 1797, Eng. By C. Goodwin & R. Piggot,/ Sold by Morgan Phila, 1818."
Dimensions H-24 W-15.875 D-0.25 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Subjects Engravings
Politics & government
People Washington, George
Search Terms George Washington
Charles Goodman
Robert PIggot
Nineteenth Century
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Stipple engraving