Object of the Month: George Washington
Explore one of the most famous portraits of all time with docent Julia Flynn. This portrait of George Washington was painted by Gilbert Stuart, the unrivaled “court painter” of the Federal aristocracy. The work was commissioned as early as 1796, and depicts the first President as serene as a neoclassical marble bust.
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Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, 1796 or later. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. Gilbert A. Harrison.