John Trumbull, Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, General George Washington, ca. 1845, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.19
This three-quarter-length view of Washington is adapted from the full-scale painting by John Trumbull, commissioned by the city of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1791 to commemorate Washington’s visit. In the words of the council, the painting was commissioned to "hand down to posterity the remembrance of the man to whom they are so much indebted for the blessings of peace, liberty and independence.” Henry Brintnell Bounetheau and other miniaturists made and sold many small copies of the popular image.
General George Washington
- ca. 1845
- On View
- Not on view.
sight 7 x 5 1/8 in. (17.8 x 13.0 cm) rectangle
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau
- Occupation – military – general
- Dress – uniform – military uniform
- Portrait male – Washington, George – waist length
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