George Washington (Trumbull)

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George Washington
George Washington MET DT2823.jpg
ArtistJohn Trumbull Edit this on Wikidata
Mediumoil paint, canvas
Dimensions91.4 cm (36.0 in) × 71.1 cm (28.0 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
Accession No.24.109.88 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersThe Met object ID: 12822

George Washington is a 1780 portrait of George Washington by American artist John Trumbull which is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. [1]

The oil on canvas painting measures 36 inches (0.91 m) x 28 inches (0.71 m). It depicts Washington standing near the Hudson River with his servant Billy Lee behind him. West Point can be seen in the distance.

Trumbull painted the picture from memory some five years after serving on Washington's staff during the American War of Independence.

The work is on view in the Metropolitan Museum's Gallery 753.

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  1. ^ "John Trumbull: George Washington". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved August 3, 2015.