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General Washington 1835 rare wonderful Chorley - - 1835. 
1835 - General Washington (Revolutionary War, Founding Father, Officer of the Continental Army) Printed ca. 1820-35, by Isaac Cary (No relation to Carey's of Phila) Engraved by John Chorley of Boston Painted by Gilbert Stuart 1797 Fine and uncommon large engraved print. With attractive full hand color (liklely newer). The founding father and great American hero in a classic pose. Holding a sword pointed downward at his left side, hand outstretched, wooden table & chair by him, folio books, curtains, ornate rug, shoes with buckles. A very nice print, please read further for details. A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you. Condition is interesting. Print has been nicely and professionally conserved. The main engraved area appears to remain clean & intact as issued, the surface displaying a light and rather minor dustiness or faint light spotting. The surrounding blank margins have been re-inforced on the back with paper all around in a careful archival manner. the margins have been touched up or laid down in a manner which displays careful skill. It appears there was once a short 2" split near top right side, but this has been repaired so expertly that it is essentially invisible even when you are looking for it. Once framed, a spectacular old print of, let's be honest, the greatest American who ever lived. Print remains overall clean & sound. Old prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price. [note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.]. Great print entirely worthy of hanging for display. A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era. Sheet measures c. 22 3/8" H x 14 3/4" W. Printed area measures c. 19 5/8" H x 12 7/8" W Stauffer, American Engravers Upon Copper & Steel, p.48- noting little is known about him, aside from he was working in 1818 & ca. 1825 married [R1820]
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