George Washington

etching and engraving of seated George Washington holding large tablet

Giovanni Tognoli (1786–1862) and Angelo Bertini (1783–after 1838), after Antonio Canova (1757–1822)
George Washington, 1819
Etching and engraving on paper
17 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (453 x 326 mm)
Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, Possagno
Fondazione Canova onlus, Possagno


Most of Canova’s sculptures were recorded in print after they were created, assuring the dissemination of the work’s image throughout Europe, following the shipment of the marble sculpture to North Carolina. This print and another print were produced after the George Washington.

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