George Washington (1732-1799)

Object Number: 
1929.35
Date: 
1791
Medium: 
Watercolor on marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on wood backing: "George Washington First President of the United States / Originally Painted by Archibald Robertson / From The Life Dec'r 1791 at Philadelphia"
Gallery Label: 
Robertson arrived in the United States from England in 1791, bringing with him a letter of introduction to President Washington from the Earl of Buchan. Washington gladly posed for the young painter. The inscription on the back of the Society's portrait suggests that this is the original from which Robertson made a number of copies.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group