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Pater Patriae
1800-1805
Enoch G. Gridley, engravere; after J. Coles, Jr.
USA
Engraving on paper
overall: 15-1/4"h x 11"w
Gift of Dr. William L. and Mary B. Guyton Collection
86.61.205

Trenton Princetown Monmouth Yorktown line engraving; oval bust portrait of George Washington on pyramid-shaped monument with lit urn at top; Minerva holds portrait; cherubs with various attributes flying, weeping soldier in foreground, drums, cannon, cannon balls; angle with horn (representing Fame) with banner that reads "TRENTON/ PRINCETOWN/ MONMOUTH/ YORKTOWN."; same fgure holds wreath that reads "PATER/ PATRIA"; figure (the Genius of America) points to a table under oval that reads "Sacred to the Memory of the/ truly Illustrious/ GEORGE WASHINGTON, Reknowned in/ War; Great in the Senate, and/ possessed of every Qualification/ to render him worthy the Title of/ a GREAT and GOOD MAN./ BORN Feb. 22 1732. Ob. Dec. 14. 1799."; reads under image "Sold by J. Fave/ Engd. by E. G. Gridley."; handwritten in pencil reads "after J. Coles Jr. [Illeg.]"