Picturing The President - G. Washington
1 x 30'
At a time of absolute monarchs, the creation of a painting of a revolutionary hero and new kind of democratic leader had special meaning. Gilbert Stuart’s painting of George Washington is one of the most significant portraits in the world. It’s an unforgettable image that captures the spirit of this victorious general, stalwart leader and pioneering president of the USA.
The story of the painting resonates with the present. Known as ‘the Lansdowne’ after a British Lord who had been given it as a gift, the full-length portrait of Washington came to illuminate and symbolize not only a man, but also a fledging country and revolutionary new leadership.