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George Washington (1732-1799)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1850-1860
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Medium: Reverse painting in enamel(?) on glass
Dimensions: Overall: 20 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 52.7 x 41.9 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. LeRoy E. Kimball
Object Number: 1966.57
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Prior first copied Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Washington in the Boston Athenaeum in 1850. From this model he made many copies on glass, using the technique of enameling with which he had decorated mirrors and clocks as a young man in Bath, Maine.