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Sacred to the Memory of the Illustrious G. Washington.

  • ARTIST: T. Clarke

  • PUBLISHER: Published by T. Clarke, Boston.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple-and-line engraving,

    DATE: 1801.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 1/4 x 8" (210 x 201 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Engraved by Thomas Clarke, Boston. A finely executed memorial to the nation's first president. Three figures stand mourning beside an obelisk decorated with Washington's portrait. Over the bust portrait is a cherubim, on either side laurel branches. Beneath “G. Washington : There is : Rest in : Heaven”. The traditional weeping willow appears at right. There are two know states of this print. This is an example of the 2nd state with a thicker outer black morning border (increased to 3/16" from 1/8”) and an enhanced title and some other minor changes). Thomas Clarke was American engraver, active from 1797 to 1801.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Black and white.

  • CONDITION: Fair to good condition, mounted on board.

  • REFERENCE: Stauffer 408. Hart 279.