“Gen Washington [on the battle field at Trenton]. Engraved by W. Warner from the original picture by Col. John Trumbull in possession of Yale College, N. Haven”
This large folio, dramatic mezzotint engraving of George Washington on the battlefield in Trenton was printed in Philadelphia by J. Dainty & Flagg & Co, 1845.
The engraving depicts George Washington in a full-length portrait, standing facing left, dressed in his military uniform, holding a telescope in his right hand, while an aide manages his horse behind him. The scene represents the battle at Assunpink Creek, also known as the Battle of Trenton, a small but pivotal American Revolutionary battle fought on December 26, 1776. On Christmas Day 1776 Washington crossed the Delaware River and led the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian mercenaries garrisoned at Trenton. This battle significantly boosted the Continental Army’s flagging morale and inspired re-enlistment. The original was painted by John Trumbull, this mezzotint was engraved and printed in 1845.
Mezzotint engraving, uncolored.
28 x 19 inches sight, 37.5 x 31 inches framed size.
Professionally conserved, de-acidified and archivally framed.
Some mottling outside image in margin, otherwise good condition.
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