Portrait of George Washington: Rembrandt Peale

Portrait of George Washington: Rembrandt Peale

This 1846 oil on canvas portrait of George Washington was painted by American artist Rembrandt Peale who was a prominent portraitist who painted in the neoclassic style.

Peale painted an original portrait of Washington from life in 1799 when he was just 18 years of age and created dozens of others from this – of which this is one. Peale painted this version when he was 68 years old, 50 years since the original.

Rembrandt Peale’s 1846 Portrait of George Washington is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, United States.

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