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Maker(s):Unknown; Campbell, Alexander (after); Shepherd, C. (publisher)
Culture:German (active 1775-1778); American (active 1775); British (18th century)
Title:George Washington, Esqr., General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in America.
Date Made:1775
Materials:mezzotint engraving
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; England; 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)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

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)

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

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