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Commemorative design with profile of George Washington

1859
Designed by Hammatt Billings (American, 1816 to 1818–1874), Engraved by American Bank Note Co.


Dimensions

Sheet: 7.5 x 7.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.) Mount: 22.5 x 15.2 cm (8 7/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

M16530

Medium or Technique

Steel engraving

Not On View

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Inscription

On scroll held by personification of Liberty: HE LIVED / for his / COUNTRY
Under profile of Washington: Born Feb 22 AD 1732 / Died Dec 14 -- 1799
Around upper edge:DESIGNED BY H. BILLINGS, ENGRAVED BY THE AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO.
Around lower edge: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1859 by H. Barnes in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts

Provenance

Bequest of Mr. Abram Edmands Cutter, his widow waiving her right to the use of the prints for life. Entered in Donation Book 9/20/1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Abram Edmands Cutter