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George Washington. [Untitled.]

  • ARTIST: William Marshall

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Ticknor & Fields, 135 Washington St. Boston.

  • MEDIUM: Chine-colle, copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1862.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 1/2 x 11 1/4" (34.2 x 38.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: One of the finest mid-nineteenth portraits of the first President.<br><br> Signed in pencil "Wm. E. Marshall" and proofed by the National Bank Note Company. Based on the painting by Gilbert Stuart that hangs in the Boston Athenaeum.<br><br> An impression of Marshall's portrait of Washington had the dubious honor of hanging on the bunting below the President's box at Ford's Theater when President Lincoln was assassinated.<br><br> Marshall would issue a finely engraved portrait of Lincoln in 1866.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.