"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

George Washington

This 1821 portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
This version is among the best of the seventy-two copies Stuart made of his Athenaeum format for the first president. Painted from life in April 1796, the unfinished original is now shared at three-year intervals between the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington. -- NGA 
This painting is part of the Gibbs-Coolidge set of paintings given to the National Portrait Gallery  by Thomas Jefferson Coolidge IV. 

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