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Printed cotton: memorial to George Washington

dated 1819
Printed by C. Gray

Object Place: Glasgow, Scotland


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; copperplate printed

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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