Art/ Collection/ Art Object

His Excellency George Washington Esq-r.

Engraver:
Possibly engraved by Joseph Hiller, Sr. (American, Boston 1747/48–1814 Lancaster, Massachusetts)
Engraver:
Possibly engraved by Samuel Blyth (American, 1744–1795)
Artist:
After Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Sitter:
George Washington (American, 1732–1799)
Date:
ca. 1777
Medium:
Mezzotint, with hand coloring
Dimensions:
sheet including text: 12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in. (32.2 x 24.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.90.212
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.



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