Miniature portrait, George Washington, by Charles Willson Peale (watercolor on ivory, 1776)

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Miniature portrait, George Washington, by Charles Willson Peale (watercolor on ivory, 1776)

Subject

Portraits

Description

After painting miniatures of Martha Washington and her children four years earlier, Charles Willson Peale was commissioned by Martha to portray her husband in a miniature. George was at the front and thus could not sit for the portrait, so Peale modeled it after an earlier full-size portrait of Washington that he had executed. The miniature portrays Washington in his military uniform as commander of the Continental Army (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Creator

Charles Willson Peale

Date

1776

Format

portrait miniature, watercolor on ivory

Language

eng

Identifier

W-460

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Original Format

painting

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How to Cite this Item

Charles Willson Peale, "Miniature portrait, George Washington, by Charles Willson Peale (watercolor on ivory, 1776)," in Martha Washington, Item #79, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/79 (accessed October 24, 2014).