Frame: 11 3/8” x 9 ¼”; Sight: 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”
"George Washington, Esq." by Le Beau After Charles Wilson Peale, 1777
This portrait features General George Washington, who was the commanding officer of the Anglo-American Army during the Revolutionary War. The French inscriptions on the frame are a testament to the significance of France as an ally to the American colonists during the conflict. In the portrait, Washington is seen holding a sword in his right hand, which symbolizes his military might and leadership. The title of the portrait reads "George Washington, Esq. / Chief General of the Anglo-American Army / named Dictator by Congress in February 1777", emphasizing his vital role in leading the war effort. The painting was completed in 1777.
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