ARTIST: James Peale, American
Size: 22x28 inches
Substrate: Premium Matte paper
Bleed: full bleed, image goes edge to edge of the paper
Why all the posters of Washington: Working on a series for on artwork, portraits and jewelry created during George Washington's lifetime. We well be putting up as much as time allows. Take a look!
About This Piece: James helped his elder brother Charles Willson Peale make replicas of his popular full-length portrait of Washington, commissioned in 1779 by the state of Pennsylvania. (A version of Charles' Washington portrait, 97.33, is also in the Met's collection.) The bright color and clean outlines of this small version are characteristic of James's style. After the Continental forces, assisted by the French, had triumphed over the British at Yorktown in 1781, James Peale sketched the battle site, including here a view of the harbor showing the protruding masts of sunken ships. The French and the American flags fly above the general's head and the banners of the conquered lie at his feet.
This image is part of The Met's Open Access Images program and has a "CC0 Public Domain Designation." This image will be printed with the highest of standards. If for some reason you do not like it (but you will!), full refunds are offered.