George Washington
ca. 1859
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860)
USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Oil on canvas
frame: 38"h x 33-1/8"w x 5"d; stretcher: 30 in x 25 in
Gift of Forrest D. McKerley Foundation

Bust portrait showing an older Washington wearing a gentleman's suit. Facing proper right.

Clients could order different versions of Rembrandt Peale’s 1824 portrait of George Washington. These portraits depicted Washington in civilian or military dress and facing left or right. In this version, Washington wears a black suit and faces right.

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