Washington as Colonel of the Virginia Regiment
In 1772 Charles Willson Peale painted the only portrait of George Washington made prior to the Revolutionary War. Peale depicts an impressive and still youthful man of 40, a figure who had a commanding presence with his six foot height, natural athleticism and admirable deportment. Mrs. Washington had wanted a canvas of her husband to hang beside the portraits of herself and her children, in the west parlor at Mount Vernon, and Peale happened to be touring the colonies at the time, searching for portrait commissions.
The image is a fine art giclee print with a canvas textured finish and a UV protected coating.
The portrait measures 15” x 17”, including the ornate gold frame.