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Printed cotton: memorial to George Washington

Scottish
dated 1819
Printed by C. Gray (Scottish)


Object Place: Glasgow, Scotland

Dimensions

46.5 x 66 cm (18 5/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

51.528

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; copperplate printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Washington stands atop a pedestal flanked by flags and trophies, in front of a view of a fort defending a harbor, beneath a large arch supported by columns and flanked by obelisks. Various other symbols, etc. Motto across the top reads, “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi!” with garlands and a central wreath containing an account of his passing. This is flanked by a eulogy. Motto across the bottom reads “But all is not lost for providence survives.” To the left in small print appears “Printed and published at Glasgow by C.G. 1819” Black ink on a cotton ground.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection