ARTIST: John Trumbull, American
Size: 24x36 inches
Substrate: Premium Matte paper
Bleed: full bleed (image goes edge to edge)
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: George Washington sat for Trumbull in Philadelphia in 1792; from that sitting, the artist created a fullsize canvas (Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.) and this smaller version. The general is shown on the evening before the pivotal Battle of Trenton in late 1776. He looks upward, conceiving his strategy against the vastly superior approaching enemy. The significance of the moment is expressed in the drama of the threatening sky and by the excitable horse, held in check by a soldier groom.
 On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 719