Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:


  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Valentine Green (Mezzotinter)

    Thomas Stothard R.A. (Draftsman)

    Charles Willson Peale (Painter)

    Joseph Brown (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    April 22 1785 (1785-1785)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint with minimal burin work, Engraving

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)




Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Valentine Green (Mezzotinter)

Thomas Stothard R.A. (Draftsman)

Charles Willson Peale (Painter)

Joseph Brown (Publisher)

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe


April 22 1785 (1785-1785)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; Peel pinxit, Philadelphia./ Stothard delin.\t Londini
2. Inscription; Center beneath image; J.Brown Excudit.
3. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; V. Green fecit Mezzotinto Engraver to the King of Great-Britain and/ the Elector Palatine.


George Washington; Portrait; Military; Political figure


Ink; Paper (laid)


Mezzotint with minimal burin work, Engraving

Dimensions (inches)

22 (H) , 15.9 (W) , 19.8 (Image H) , 15.9 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

56 (H) , 40.4 (W) , 19.8 (Image H) , 15.9 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate H: 20.875 in. (52.8 cm). Plate W: 14.0 in. (35.4 cm). Chain intervals: 3.4 cm; laid lines 8 per cm.

Publisher Summary

Brown, Joseph

Publication Date


Place of Publication

No. 10 George Yard, Lombard Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe




"IHS" within circle; countermark of "FIN/ DUPUY/ AUVERGNE 1749"

Edition Notes

Fowble lists this impression as state two, possibly because of the burin work. Chaloner Smith only records one state.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1991 To Please Every Taste: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 32, pp. 100-01.
[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 79, pp. 130-31.
[Book] Hart, Charles Henry. 1904 Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington.
Published: no. 18 (listed).
[Book] Smith, John Chaloner. 1884 British Mezzotinto Portraits: Being a Descriptive Catalogue of These Engravings from the Introduction of the Art to the early part of the present century. 4. 1429-1780.
Published: p. 592, no. 134a, "Additions and Corrections" (listed).
[Book] Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. & The Walpole Society. 1963 Prints pertaining to America: a list of publications in English, relating to prints about that portion of America now included in the United States with emphasis on the period 1650-1850: and a checklist of prints in an exhibition to commemorate the 1962. 99 p.
Published: no. 111, p. 43.
[Book] Whitman, Alfred. 1902 British Mezzotinters: Valentine Green.
See p. 106, no. 129.
[Book] Baker, William Spohn. 1880 The Engraved Portraits of Washington.
See no. 12.