Portrait of George Washington by Thomas Sully

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

George Washington by Thomas Sully

Painting NamePortrait of George Washington
Painter NameThomas Sully
Completion Date1820
Place of CreationUnited States
Size94 x 60 in. (238.76 x 152.4 cm)
Current LocationMinneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis Minnesota United States)

This painting is a copy of one of Gilbert Stuart’s best-known portraits of George Washington, which was finished in 1800 and formerly owned by the New York Public Library. Sully made many copies of Stuart’s portraits of President Washington for government buildings and historical societies because Stuart could not meet the astonishing demand for them. In this portrait, Washington’s right hand rests on a copy of the Constitution. The sword alludes to his military heroism.


Leave a Reply