Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, unsigned, second quarter 19th century, presented in a period gilt frame.
Stretcher size 24 x 20 in.; Frame dimensions 25 x 21 in.Property of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sold to support art collections care
From the Estate of Sallie Mae Kitchings Hollins, Beaufort, South Carolina (1901-1994)
This is an antique copy of Stuart's famed and uncompleted portrait of Washington, known as the Athenaeum Portrait.
Untouched estate condition. No evidence of restoration visible under UV light; allover stable craquelure; puncture in lower left quadrant; area of paint loss at top center of canvas; area of paint loss to left of Washington's hairline; some scattered paint loss along edges of canvas; several abrasions to surface along lower edge of canvas; minor chipping to frame.