Lot 2193
after Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755-1828), Portrait of George Washington
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.