City University of New York City College of New York Convent Avenue at 138th Street New York New York 10031
Original 1788. Copy ca. 1930
City College of New York, 2005.
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Standing portrait of George Washington dressed in his military uniform. His proper right hand rests on a cane (now missing). His proper left hand rests on top of his cloak which is thrown over a fasces, the Roman symbol of power and authority. A ploughshare, the symbol of peaceful arts, rests against the fasces.