John Faed. “Washington Receiving a Salute on the Field of Trenton.” "Go. Washington." [facsimile signature]
New York: National Art Association of New York, 1865. 23 1/2 x 17 1/2. Steel engraving by William Holl. Excellent impression. Large margins. Bottom right hand corner of margin chipped and expertly replaced. Otherwise, very good condition. Eisen, II, 554.John Faed (1820-1902) was a prominent English painter who made several portraits of Washington in the course of which he modified the face using both Trumbull and Stuart. This strong image of Washington on a charger, reviewing the troops, is a wonderful portrait with exquisite landscape. Eisen says that the engraver is "Hall" and that he worked for the Kendall Bank Note Company in New York at 285 Broadway during the nineteenth century. We doubt that the engraver misspelled his own name, so this print is done by William Holl (1807-1871) who worked with portraiture in London. (See Benezit.) A later state of this print was used as a premium with a purchase of one of Benson Lossing’s books.