Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
George Washington (American, 1732–1799)
plate: 13 13/16 x 9 7/8 in. (35.1 x 25.1 cm)
sheet: 14 1/2 x 10 9/16 in. (36.8 x 26.8 cm)
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Not on view
Signature: in plate lower left: "Cas Willson Peale pinxt et fecit 1780"
Inscription: in plate: "His Excellency George Washington Esquire, Commander in / Chief of the Foederal Army/ This Plate is humbly Inscribed to the Honorable Congress of the United States of America,/ By their Obedient Servant, / Chas Willson Peale"
Donor: Charles Allen Munn
Hart 2a; Stauffer 2428 i/ii
Charles Henry Hart Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington. The Grolier Club, 1904, cat. no. 2a.
Baltimore Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art American Paintings & Historical Prints from the Middendorf Collection. Ex. cat. 1967, cat. no. 66, 100, ill.
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 [Hart 2, Stauffer 2428], cat. no. 11, p. 85.
David McNeeley Stauffer, Mantle Fielding, Thomas Hovey Gage American Engravers upon Copper and Steel. 1994, cat. no. 2428 i/ii.