Presented is an original engraving by A. H. Ritchie after P. F. Rothermel's depiction of George Washington. The engraving was published by William Plate out of New York.
Alexander Hay Ritchie (1822-1895) was an artist and engraver originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Ritchie moved to New York in the United States in the year 1841 to continue his work as an engraver specializing in mezzotints. He produced this famous engraving after Peter Rothermel's original. Rothermel produced the original painting after Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne portrait, with slight adjustments. All depictions, however, place George Washington in the East Room of the White House.
The print shows George Washington, center, in a full-length standing portrait. He is facing slightly to the left with his right hand extended holding a book. His left hand rests beside him, holding a sword. The print includes a facsimile signature from Washington at the base as well as printed publisher details.
Overall very good condition for age and use. Colors are intact and wear is minimal. This piece has been framed in a custom black and gold frame.
Framed dimensions: 42” H x 33” W x 1” D.