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Lot 227: c. 1780 - Federal Period, George Washington Miniature Portrait in Original Frame

Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals

by Early American

December 10, 2016

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

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Description: Washington Related
Excellent George Washington Miniature Portrait Framed
c. 1780 to Federal Period, Miniature George Washington Portrait, Transfer Painting Behind Glass, housed within its original Decorative Oval Brass Frame, Choice Extremely Fine.
In a classic pose, here George Washington is depicted in his golden and blue military dress uniform in a chest high portrait, facing right. Every tiny detail is sharp and distinct being painted by a fine quality artist. Unsigned. This is an exceptional and beautifully executed Painting behind Glass. The oval Portrait of George Washington, measures approximately 1.25" x 1.75" (by sight), housed within its original decorative brass frame approximately 1.75" x 2.75" x .5" with its original hanging ring attached at top. Some flaking loss in the upper left field near the edge is well to the left of Washington's head and does not effect Washington's image. There are a a few well hidden tiny flakes on the lapel in the lower center of the portrait. Image reads: "WASHINGTON" painted in black letters vertically along the left behind Washington's profile. Original backing to the frame has been replaced. A truly wonderful museum quality, historical Washington piece that is perfect for any collector or display that was likely painted during his lifetime.

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