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When George Washington died on December 11, 1799, the entire nation mourned the loss of the man who had served his country as Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary army and as the country's first President. This 1801 engraving, by Thomas Clarke of Boston, Massachusetts, depicts three mourners to the left of an obelisk embellished with a bust of Washington. To the right is a weeping willow, a classical symbol of grief. Lettering along the bottom edge: "Sacred to the Memory of the Illustrious G. Washington."

 

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Washington Memorial

creator   Thomas Clarke
date   1801
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height (framed)   13.5"
width   10.25"
width (framed)   13.5"
height   10.37"
process/materials   paper, ink
item type   Art/Engraving
accession #   #1908.02


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"The Hero", poem about George Washington

Phelps mourning embroidery

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