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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.031
Title Pencil Sketch of General Washington From Life Taken
Artist Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939
Artist Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Date n.d.
Description Bust portrait of George Washington; his shoulders are turned slightly to his right, while his head is turned to his left; he gazes off to his left; he wears his military uniform; portrait in an oval ornamental frame
Object Name Print
Material Ink; Thin paper-like, perhaps vellum
Technique Etching
Dimensions H-20 W-14 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Etched by Albert Rosenthal, 1898
Signed Name Location Lower Center
Additional Inscriptions and Marks lower center below print, in pencil: No. 15.
lower right below print, in pencil: Albert Rosenthal
lower left, in pencil: Y
lower center, in pencil: 7v. 59
lower right, in pencil: only 25 printed

back, in pencil: #87

separate piece of paper, in ink: 87
and in pencil: Y
Inscription Location Below Print
Inscriptions and Marks lower center, in box: Pencil Sketch of General || Washington From life taken || by Chas. Wilson Peale 1777 [cross through 2nd 7] || 1787
lower center: Etched by Albert Rosenthal, 1898, from the original in the possession of the Historical Society of Penna.
lower right:
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Notes n.d.