Lot 1059

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Rare engraving of General George Washington, by Valentine Green, London, Jan. 15, 1781, after the painting by John Trumbull, depicts the general standing on a bluff above the Hudson River as battle ensues. West Point is visible to the left and Washington's slave Billy Lee is with a horse to the right. Trumbull served on Washington's staff as an aide-de-camp early in the Revolutionary War, and painted this portrait from memory about five years later in London. The mezzotint engraving measures 16 x 23 inch, nicely matted and framed in a 24.25 x 33.5 inch black frame. The etching was the second likeness of Washington to be introduced to Europe and the first authoritative representation of him, so this portrait was soon copied throughout the Continent. Fine condition. Rare and well-preserved!

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April 1, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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