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Maker(s):Unknown; Published by C. Shepherd
Culture:British (18th Century)
Title:George Washington, Esqr., General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in America.
Date Made:1775
Type:Print
Materials:mezzotint engraving
Place Made:Great Britain: Greater London, London
Measurements:Sheet: 14 5/8 in x 10 5/8 in; 37.1 cm x 27 cm; Plate: 13 13/16 in x 9 13/16 in; 35.1 cm x 24.9 cm; Image: 12 11/16 in x 9 13/16 in; 32.2 cm x 24.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC PR.1939.81
Credit Line:Bequest of James Turner (Class of 1880)
PR-1939-81.jpg

Description:
An equestrian portrait of General George Washington. "Alexander Campbell of Williamsburgh in Virginia" from the credit line was a fictitious name added by the printmaker/publisher to add credibility to the image. (Wick, 1982, p. 20)

Tags:
equestrians; portraits; historical figures; power; horses; writing; landscapes; political events; soldiers

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