Mezzotint, Martha Washington and George Washington

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Title

Mezzotint, Martha Washington and George Washington

Subject

Portraits of George and Martha Washington

Description

This rare mezzotint is attributed to Major Joseph Hiller, Sr., a Massachusetts engraver and silversmith. It was produced around 1777 and is believed to be based on portraits of George and Martha by Charles Willson Peale that were painted in 1776 for John Hancock. Peale’s original portrait of Martha has been lost, but this engraving from it might provide an idea of what Martha looked like during the Revolution (image courtesy of the New York Public Library, C.W. McAlpin Collection).

Creator

Joseph Hiller, Sr., after Charles Willson Peale

Source

New York Public Library, C.W. McAlpin Collection

Date

1777

Format

mezzotint

Language

eng

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Citation

Hiller, Joseph, Sr., after Charles Willson Peale. Mezzotint, c. 1777. New York Public Library, C.W. McAlpin Collection.

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Original Format

mezzotint

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How to Cite this Item

Joseph Hiller, Sr., after Charles Willson Peale, "Mezzotint, Martha Washington and George Washington," in Martha Washington, Item #226, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/226 (accessed August 1, 2014).