1811 Calligraphy Drawing With An Eagle And Flags

This finely executed calligraphy from Pennsylvania was executed by Jacob Trego for his student Christian Schenicle in 1811 as a reward of merit. The inscription below the name Washington is a quote from Napoleon Bonaparte and reads as follows: “Washington can never be otherwise than well- The measure of his fame is full, Posterity shall talk of him with reverence as the founder of a great Empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of Revolutions”. Bonaparte. The calligraphy has some light toning and foxing, and several areas of tape reinforcement on the back. The grain painted frame is old, but not original. W: 15.25’,  H: 18.5”