George Washington

oil painting of seated George Washington

Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828)
George Washington, 1795
Oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 24 in. (74.3 x 61 cm)
The Frick Collection, New York
© The Frick Collection


Gilbert Stuart painted more than one hundred portraits of George Washington. This example, acquired in 1918 by Henry Clay Frick and kept in his office, is an early autograph replica of Stuart’s first portrait of Washington from life. It remains one of the best-known images of the president.

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