Washington's Farewell to the Officers of His Army

Currier & Ives, American, 1857 - 1907


copyright 1876

Hand colored lithograph on paper

Image: 8 13/16 × 12 3/16 in. (22.4 × 30.9 cm)

Overall: 12 × 14 1/4 in. (30.5 × 36.2 cm)

Frame: 14 7/16 × 16 7/8 in. (36.6 × 42.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Dated, in ink, lower center margin: Copyright, 1876 by Currier & Ives, N.Y.; titled and inscribed, in ink, lower center margin: WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL TO THE OFFICERNS OF HIS ARMY. / At the old Tavern, corner Broad and Pearl Sts. New York, Dec. 4th. [th is superscript above period] 1783. / Entering the Room where they were awaiting him, Washington said; "With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you." Knox turned and grasped his / hand, and while tears flowed from the eyes of both, the Commander-in-chief kissed him; this he did to each of his Officers. The scene was one of great tenderness. Marshall's Life of Washington. [Marshall's Life of Washington in italics]; printed, in ink, lower left margin: PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES; printed, in ink, lower right margin: 125 NASSAU ST. NEW YORK

Course History

WRIT 5, America's Founding Fathers: Why They Still Matter, Marlene Heck, Winter 2015


Dick's House, Dartmouth College; transferred to present colllection, 2006.

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