© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2015.6
People
Edward Savage, American (Princeton, MA 1761 - 1817 Princeton, MA)
Title
George Washington
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1792
Culture
American
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Stipple engraving
Dimensions
plate: 13.2 x 10.8 cm (5 3/16 x 4 1/4 in.)
sheet: 21.8 x 14.9 cm (8 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: center, below image, printed in plate: Painted & Engraved by E. Savage
  • inscription: center, printed in plate: GEORGE WASHINGTON, Esq.r / President of the United States of America. / From the Original Picture Painted in 1790 for the / Philosophical Chamber, at the University of Cambridge, / In Massachusetts. /Published Feb.r 7. 1792 by E. Savage No. 29 Charles Street, Midd.x Hospital.
  • inscription: lower right corner, in graphite: 3030.3 1.300
Provenance
[The Old Print Gallery, Washington, DC] sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2015
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/iii
Standard Reference Number
Stauffer 2753; Hart 214; Baker 116
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Fund for the Acquisition of Prints Older than 150 Years
Accession Year
2015
Object Number
2015.6
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

W. S. Baker, The Engraved Portraits of Washington, with Notices of the Originals and Brief Biographical Sketches of the Painters, Lindsay & Baker (Philadelphia, 1880), pp. 73-76 [reference citation]

Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 111, Plate 47

Exhibition History

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017; The Hunterian Art Gallery, 03/23/2018 - 06/24/2018

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