George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington (1732-1799)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799)
Medium 
Black ink and wash, watercolor, and graphite on board
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. ( 46.7 x 36.5 cm ) mat: 22 x 18 x 2 in. ( 55.9 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Portrait: after Gilbert Stuart
Credit Line 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number 
1939.596
Marks 
inscription: lower left, graphite inscription: verso: "Gift of Miss Lena [C..lader] [?] Evans May 8, 1939"
Gallery Label 
This is a small copy of Stuart's large, full-length portrait of Washington, the original of which was painted for the Marquis of Landsdowne in 1796. Stuart made several replicas of it, and it was engraved numerous times throughout the 19th century. The Society's watercolor probably dates from the early 20th century and may have been taken from an engraving.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group