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Trumbull, John (1756-1843) General Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01855 Author/Creator: Trumbull, John (1756-1843) Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: 6 June 1783 Pagination: 1 mezzotint ; 39.1 x 28.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Black and white mezzotint published by Valentine Green. A portrait of young Washington based upon John Trumbull's painting.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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