Painting (Portrait)

  • Title:

    George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army

  • Category:

    Paintings

  • Creator (Role):

    Charles Peale Polk (Painter)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1787-1793

  • Materials:

    Oil paint; Canvas

  • Techniques:

    Painted

  • Museum Object Number:

    1956.0562 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1956.0562 A

Object Name

Painting (Portrait)

Title

George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army

Category

Paintings

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Charles Peale Polk (Painter)
1767-1822

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1787-1793

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Signature; Reverse of canvas (under relining); C.\s P. Polk/ Painter

Subjects

Portrait; Washington, George

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Painted

Dimensions (inches)

35.7 (H) , 28 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

90.8 (H) , 71 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements at stretchers, right side and bottom.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Simmons, Linda Crocker. 1981 Charles Peale Polk 1776-1822: A Limner and his Likenesses.
Published as cat. no. 17, p. 28.
[Book] 1951 Portraits in Delaware 1700-1850: A Checklist Compiled by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Delaware.
See p. 49.
[Book] Morgan, John Hill & Fielding, Mantle. 1931 The Life Portraits of Washington and their Replicas.
Published as cat. no. 8, p. 128.