Possibly engraved by Joseph Hiller, Sr. (American, Boston 1747/48–1814 Lancaster, Massachusetts)
Possibly engraved by Samuel Blyth (American, 1744–1795)
After Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
George Washington (American, 1732–1799)
Mezzotint, with hand coloring
sheet including text: 12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in. (32.2 x 24.2 cm)
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Not on view
Barnett Collection, Boston; Lawrence; Charles Allen Munn, purchased from the preceding in 1905 as a pair with 24.90.213; Donor: Bequest of Charles Allen Munn
Hart 1; Stauffer 2427; Wick 2
Charles Henry Hart Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington. The Grolier Club, 1904, cat. no. 1, p. 3, ill.
James Biddle American Art from American Collections: Decorative Arts, Paintings, and Prints of the Colonial and Federal Periods, from Private Collections. Ex. cat, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 6 to April 28. 1963, cat. no. 215, p. 96.
Charles H. Elam, Detroit Institute of Arts, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute The Peale family : three generations of American artists Ex. cat. 1967, cat. no. 51.
American Paintings & Historical Prints from the Middendorf Collection. Ex. cat., The Baltimore Museum of Art, July 9-Sept. 24, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 4-Nov. 26. 1967, Version in the Middendorf collection., cat. no. 65a, p. 98, ill.
Wendy J. Shadwell "An attribution for His Excellency and Lady Washington" Antiques. February 1969, pp. 240-41.
Wendy C. Wick, Lillian B. Miller George Washington, An American Icon: The Eigtheenth-Century Graphic Portraits Ex. cat. Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Barra Foundation, 1982, cat. no. 2, pp. 78-9, ill.
David McNeeley Stauffer, Mantle Fielding, Thomas Hovey Gage American Engravers upon Copper and Steel. 1994, vol. II, p. 401, no. 2427.
J. Robert Maguire "His Excellency and Lady Washington: A Pair of Mezzotint Portraits by Joseph Hiller, Sr., or Samuel Blyth?" Imprint. Vol. 30, no. 2, Autumn 2005, pp. 22-33.
Artist: Designed and engraved by Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)Date: 1787Medium: Mezzotint on tan paperAccession: 24.90.52On view in:Not on view