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Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson

A lawyer, statesman, judge, scientist, and inventor, Francis Hopkinson was intimately involved in shaping and reporting upon America's pre-Revolutionary, Revolutionary and Constitutional eras.  Yet more…

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Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller

On November 8, 1794, the Swedish artist Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller recorded his completion of a portrait?

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Charles Peale Polk

The Peale family of painters is among the most lauded in American art. Over the course of George Washington's?

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Charles Willson Peale

The last half of eighteenth-century America was a turbulent period filled with social and political upheaval?

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Eastman Johnson

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

Born in Princeton, Massachusetts, in 1761, Edward Savage was a self-taught painter and engraver. After?

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Francis Hopkinson

A lawyer, statesman, judge, scientist, and inventor, Francis Hopkinson was intimately involved in shaping and reporting upon America's pre-Revolutionary, Revolutionary and Constitutional eras.  Yet more important to the story of George Washington, Hopkinson's other diverse activities as poet, performer, arranger, and composer of music offer a personal and artistic view of these periods.  His music-related correspondence with Washington, together with the several pieces of music he composed for and about Washington, reveal how very important music was in terms of  the prosecution of war, foreign diplomacy and the expression of elite sensibilities in later 18th-century America.

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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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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

In the 1850s the campaign of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association to acquire and preserve George Washington's?

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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, eventually settling in Philadelphia, the seat of the new republic. He has been recognized as one of first landscape painters in what is now the United States.

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