May 1, 1895, Colonel George Washington Mezzotint Portrait Plate Proof Print Impression, Engraved by Max Rosenthal, Published by Dodd, Dead & Co., New York, Framed, Choice Mint.Original large format, deep “Plate Proof” impression that measures 15” x 11.75” and framed to fully 25.75” x 21.5” within black painted wood under glass. This early mezzotint portrait of George Washington is inscribe on the bottom:
“Colonel George Washington of the First Virginia Regiment 1755-1759. From a painting by Charles Wilson Peale, Done at Mount Vernon 1772. Presented to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by W. Charles S. Ogden. Engraved by Max Rosenthal.”
Its original frame and back wood panels have some light exterior wear on the corners and edges. A most impressive, very scarce, Engraved Proof Print framed and ready for display.