George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington (1732-1799)
George Washington (1732-1799)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799)
Date 
1791
Medium 
Watercolor on marble
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 26.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Object Number 
1929.35
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group