Bringing the past to life with colour

George Washington

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George Washington, in 1789. The original portrait, by Gilbert Stuart, was never finished, apart from the face, which was used to make several copies. Engraver Henry Wright Smith used it, around 1879, to make the engraving I’ve used here.

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Engraving, c 1879, by Henry Wright Smith.

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Gilbert Stuart’s original 1789 painting.

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