WASHINGTON, GEORGE. 1732-1799. LE PAON, JEAN-BAPTISTE, artist. [Le Washington.] [Paris: Le Mire, c.1780.]
Lot 296
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. 1732-1799.
LE PAON, JEAN-BAPTISTE, artist.
[Le Washington.] [Paris: Le Mire, c.1780.]
Sold for US$ 875 inc. premium

Lot Details
WASHINGTON, GEORGE. 1732-1799.
LE PAON, JEAN-BAPTISTE, artist. [Le Washington.] [Paris: Le Mire, c.1780.]
Engraving on paper, 504 x 365 mm, matted, a few stray marks to surface, trimmed somewhat close to platemarks (approximately 15mm), otherwise clean.

Engraved by Noël Le Mire after a painting by Jean-Baptiste Le Paon (also called Louis Lepaon). Le Paon based Washington's head on that of Charles Willson Peale. The engraving also shows influence from John Trumbull's paintings of Washington with Washington's slave Billy Lee tending Washington's horse in the background. This image shows Washington holding unfurled documents including the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Alliance between Great Britain and the United States. A number of torn documents are scattered on the ground at Washington's feet. This example likely an early edition, produced before title.
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