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Peale, Rembrandt (1778-1860) George Washington

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09119.01 Author/Creator: Peale, Rembrandt (1778-1860) Place Written: s.l. Type: Painting Date: 1852 circa Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed oil on canvas bust portrait of George Washington in military uniform. Wearing a gold collar and epaulets. One of Rembrandt Peale's porthole portraits of Washington with trompe-l'oeil stone frame that surrounds the bust. Painted for Enoch Dean. With letter of Peale commenting on this painting. See GLC 9119.02. Gold frame.

People: Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Presidents, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The Early Republic