George Washington (1732-1799)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 64.1 cm ) Framed: 42 1/4 × 37 1/2 × 6 3/4 in. (107.3 × 95.3 × 17.1 cm)
Morris, G. P., ed., "National Portrait Gallery: The Presidents of the United States," The New-York Mirror, A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts, Vol. XII, August 9, 1834, p. 41. Catalogue: Descriptive, Biographical, and Historical of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, Principally American, and Living, Under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs, the Paintings Borrowed for this Particular Purpose from Friends to the Arts at the Stuyvesant Institute, Open until the Fifth of January, 1839, New York: G. P. Scott, 1838, p. 10. "World of Science and Art: The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts," The New World, April 6, 1844, pp. 441-2. Tuckerman, Henry T., Book of the Artists, American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America, New York: P. Putnam & Son, 1867, p. 621. Durand, John, The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894; Reprint, Hensonville, NY: Black Dome Press, 2007), p. 106-15. "Pictures by Durand," The New York Times, April 26, 1903, p. 34. Barck, Dorothy C., "Washingtoniana of the New-York Historical Society," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. XV, No. 4, January 1932, pp. 111-49. Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp. 63, 140, 149-52, 159-62, 192-4, 610, 614, 616, 620. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, Vol. 2, p. 859. Foshay, Ella M., Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 19, 30-1, 46-8, 61-2, 84, 141-5, 200, 204-5, 209. Lyons, Maura, William Dunlap and the Construction of an American Art History, Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005, pp. 157-8. Lassiter, Barbara Babcock, American Wilderness: The Hudson River School of Painting, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977, pp. 36-7.
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Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
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Creative: Tronvig Group