Wednesday, February 22, 2023

George Washington

Happy birthday, George Washington.

Gilbert Stuart was considered America's foremost portrait painter.  He painted his famous "unfinished portrait" of General Washington during the President's lifetime beginning in 1796.  It was so popular Stuart painted it at least 75 more times.  This is the Allentown portrait of George Washington from around 1810, now hanging in Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum. 


William Kendall said...

It is a good portrait.

RedPat said...

That is a gorgeous shot, Jack.

Taken For Granted said...

Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Washington hung in my grade school classroom, but the frame was plain. Perfect shot for President's Day.