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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.033
Title Washington (Georges), Président de la République des États-unis d'Amerique du Nord + 1799
Artist Wolff
Artist Girardet
Artist Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Date n.d.
Description Standing portrait of George Washington; full-length view; he is turned slightly to his right, with his eyes gazing at the viewer; he is leaning on his left hand which is on the barrel of a cannon, while his right arm is bent and he is holding his hat on his hip; his left leg is bent at the knee and crossed over his right leg; he is wearing his military uniform; he is surrounded by the remains of flags and cloth; an attendant holds his horse in the right midground with the thirteen star flag (Betsy Ross Flag); troops are in the left midground; Nassau Hall (Princeton, NJ) is in the left background; print is hand colored with watercolor paint
Object Name Print
Medium Watercolor Paint
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Etching/ Engraving/ Hand-coloring
Dimensions H-31.1 W-23.5 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 Dessiné par Girardet - Gravé par Wolff
Signed Name Location Lower Left and Right
Additional Inscriptions and Marks lower right, in pencil: #19a || +c.

back, in pencil: Mak || 70 || 40 [crossed out]
Inscriptions and Marks Upper left: Galerie Historique de Versailles
upper right: Sie X, Son 6
lower left: Tableau du temps || Dessiné par Girardet
lower center: Washington (Georges), || Président de la République des États-unis d'Amerique du Nord + 1799
lower right: engraved by Wolff || diagraphe et Pantographe - Gavard
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Notes Probably part of a series "Galeries historiques de Versailles" published in Paris circa 1837-1845 by Charles Gavard (b. 1794). Possibly 13 volumes, of 11 series. Series 10 is titled: "Portraits divers" or just "Portraits". The size range is 23 cm - 61 cm with one listing as 32 x 46 cm. (information from OCLC) [not listed on original inventory].
Related Publications Baker, William Spohn. 1880. The engraved portraits of Washington with notices of the originals and brief biographical sketches of the painters. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Baker. 31.

"Charles Wilson Peale. 31 || 40. WOLFF. || WASHINGTON (GEORGES) President De La Republique Des Etats Unis D'amerique Du Nord X 1799. Full length in uniform, standing to the right, leaning by the left hand upon a Field piece. In the rear, an attendant with a horse and a flag partly shown, upon which, in a circle thirteen stars. In the left distance, a Building with cupola (Nassau Hall, Princeton), with some Troops in the middle ground. Mixed. || Height 9 11-16 inches; width 6 6-16 inches. || Tableau du temps. Gravd par Wolff'. Dessine" par Girardet. "Galrie histque de Versailles." (Paris 1838.) || A close rendering of the picture commenced at Valley Forge referred to in the text, with the exception of the head, the character of which has not been preserved."