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Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was one of the most famous American authors of the nineteenth century. While he is primarily remembered for short stories such as “Rip van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” he…

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Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller

On November 8, 1794, the Swedish artist Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller recorded his completion of a portrait of America's first President.

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Charles Peale Polk

The Peale family of painters is among the most lauded in American art.

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Charles Willson Peale

Charles Willson Peale—artist, Maryland native, radical patriot, inventor, and naturalist—was one figure who helped shape American self-perception.

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Eastman Johnson

Eastman Johnson's one exterior view of the Mansion, The Old Mount Vernon, was not widely known during his lifetime. Since that time, recognition of this quiet masterpiece has grown significantly.

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Edward Savage

Edward Savage was a self-taught painter and engraver and painted at least seven portraits of Washington and two of Martha Washington.

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Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson was an important early American musician and a close correspondent of George Washington.

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George Beck

George Beck was an English-born landscape painter and poet who produced numerous works in America during?

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Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) New

Gilbert Stuart was one of the foremost painters of the Atlantic world and early United States.

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Horatio Greenough

Horatio Greenough was one of the first American sculptors to receive international recognition for his?

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Jean-Antoine Houdon

Jean-Antoine Houdon was a French sculptor known for his fresh and lively portrayals of such eighteenth-century?

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John Ramage

Although John Ramage is well-known among art historians and collectors of portrait miniatures, his name?

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Rembrandt Peale

The son of portraitist Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale's natural talents had been developed by?

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Thomas Prichard Rossiter

Thomas Prichard Rossiter was an American who made the pilgrimage to Mount Vernon in 1858.

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Washington Irving

Washington Irving was one of the most famous American authors of the nineteenth century. While he is primarily remembered for short stories such as “Rip van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” he also penned an extensive biography of George Washington.  

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William Winstanley New

William Winstanley was an English-born landscape artist who came to the United States in the early 1790s and has been recognized as one of the first landscape painters in what is now the United States.

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