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Antique Hand Colored Rare Engraving George Washington Family Portrait By Savage For Sale
Rare antiquehand colored engraving in original frame.
Subject: Washington Family.
Ca. late 18th - early 19th c.
One of the great images of George Washington and the first Presidential family portrait. Publishedbefore his death.On the table is the L'EnfantEllicott map of new Capital City of Washington.
Engraving marked lower left: From an Eng. by Savage
Engraving marked lower right: Indiscernable - looks like Wilkinson or Wilson followed by N.Y.)
Engraver Edward Savage. The Washington Family, George Washington, His Lady and Her Two Grandchildren by the Name of Custis. Hand colored engraving. Philadelphia: E. Savage and Robert Wilkinson. London: 1798. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (074.02.00)
George Washington is represented in this engraving with Martha Custis Washington (1731–1802) and two of their grandchildren, George Washington Parke Custis (1781–1857) and Eleanor (Nelly) Parke Custis (1779–1852), during his presidency. The group, which posed for artist Edward Savage (1761–1817) while in New York City, is shown around a table gazing at a map of the newly formed District of Columbia. Washington’s personal servant, an African American slave named William Lee, stands in the background.
Condition and details:
Antique original condition, colors remainbright as seen in listing photos. Natural age toning and foxing as seen. In theoriginalheavy, large ornate wood frame with gold filletin excellent antique condition. Old wavy glass with air bubbles. Original wood backing and wire hanger remains intact.Original approx: 6 lbs.
Engraving measures sight approximately: 16"wide x 13-1/2"height. Framed size: 19" x 21-1/2".
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Antique Hand Colored Rare Engraving George Washington Family Portrait By Savage: $208