Frame: 10 5/8” x 9 ½”; Sight: 6” x 4 ¾”
An Intriguing Stipple Engraving of General George Washington from 1783.
This captivating engraving portrays General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the forces of the United States of North America, after Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere. The piece was created by B.B. Ellis, an engraver who was famous for his portraits of renowned Americans, including George Washington. The stipple engraving technique was used to produce this artwork and involves forming an image through a series of dots. This method was prevalent in the 18th century and allowed for intricate and detailed images to be created. Notably, this piece is part of the Mount Vernon collection.
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