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George Washington


Oil on canvas portrait painting of "George Washington", ca. 1797-1806, by William Winstanley. This portrait features George Washington (1732-1799), the first President of the United States. When this portrait was presented to the Maryland Historical Society in 1878, the donor stated that it was painted for her father in artist Gilbert Stuart's (1755-1828) studio. It was long thought to be one of the many copies of Stuart's "Athenaeum" portrait of Washington, but more recent scholarship disputes this as well as its attribution. It has been suggested that this is may be one of several copies by William Winstanley (1775-1806) after the full-length "Landsdowne" portrait. Investigations continue into its history.


circa 1797-1806


Oil on canvas


24 x 29 inches

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Gift of Miss Richea Etting

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