George Washington’s bravery, leadership, and impeccable character encouraged a boldness of spirit that the world has seldom seen. He remains an unparalleled model which will be forever relevant.
Gilbert Stuart, (1755-1828), is widely considered to be one of America’s foremost portraitists. His best known work, the unfinished portrait of George Washington, sometimes referred to as “The Athenaeum”, was begun in 1796 and never finished. The familiar image has appeared on the U.S. dollar bill for over a century and on countless U.S. postage stamps in the 19th and early 20th century.
For Mount Vernon’s “Greatness Transcends Style” porcelain mug, the iconic portrait of Washington by Stuart has been reinterpreted in the painting styles of Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. The four portraits show on the front on the mug, the words “Mount Vernon The Home of George Washington” on the back, and a replica of Washington’s signature on the handle.
The microwave and dishwasher safe mug is approximately 3 ½” tall with a 3” diameter.