Picturing the President: George Washington

Picturing the President: George Washington

We all know the many stories of George Washington, but what about the story behind his portrait, one of the most famous paintings in American history? Examine Gilbert Stuart's unforgettable portrait, which captures the spirit of this victorious general, stalwart leader, and pioneering president of the United States of America. The story of the painting reverberates to present times.

Can You Spot Hidden Symbols in This Portrait of Washington?

Look closely at Gilbert Stuart's legendary Lansdowne portrait of George Washington and you'll find hidden symbols of unity, freedom, and American patriotism.