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George Washington, by Gilbert Stuart, noted portrait painter of the 18th century.

Stuart painted three now famous portraits of the "Father of his Country." The first two were not to his satisfaction. His third and last opportunity came when Washington personally commissioned him in 1796 to paint Mrs. Washington and himself. This third

American
Publisher Garrison Toy & Novelty Co. (Washington, DC U.S.A.)


Dimensions

Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2014.9404

Medium or Technique

Chromolithograph on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint.
GARRISON TOY & NOVELTY CO., WASHINGTON, D.C.
MADE IN U.S.A.
 806N

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2014, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 29, 2014)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder