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George Washington

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George Washington, after Gilbert Stuart, 1797 - NPG 774 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Washington

after Gilbert Stuart
oil on canvas, 1797
28 in. x 19 1/2 in. (711 mm x 495 mm)
Purchased, 1887
Primary Collection
NPG 774


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  • Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), Painter. Artist associated with 60 portraits.

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This painting was produced posthumously as a replica of an original work by Gilbert Stuart, an artist who painted George Washington many times. Washington is shown as a cultivated, well read, gentleman and statesman, embodying the new ideas of freedom and political independence circulating in America and France at that time.

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