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Property of a Private Pennsylvania Collector

Charles Willson Peale

George Washington

Auction Closed

January 19, 07:25 PM GMT


2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of a Private Pennsylvania Collector

Charles Willson Peale

1741 - 1827

George Washington

oil on canvas

29 by 23 ¾ in.

73.7 by 60.3 cm.

Executed circa 1795.

Eni Zerbe and Mary Elizabeth Bradford, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (until 1892)

Lydia Azabeth Frances Zerbe and George Washington Drawbaugh, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (until 1927)

Beulah L. Drawbaugh and William Brown Goetz, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (until 1966)

Janet Goetz Keough, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (until 1989)

[with] William Bradford Goetz III, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Acquired from the above in 1991 by the present owner

Charles Coleman Sellers, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale, Philadelphia 1952, no. 942, p. 361, another example illustrated

Charles Coleman Sellers, Charles Willson Peale, New York 1969, no. 65, p. 277, another example illustrated

Exh. Cat., New York, The Barra Foundation, Charles Willson Peale and His World, 1982, no. 141, p. 190, another example illustrated

Mount Vernon, Virginia, George Washington's Mount Vernon, 1996-2005 (on loan)

Mount Vernon, Virginia, Douglas W. Reynolds Museum, John and Adrienne Mars Gallery, 2006-08 (on loan)

Washington, D.C., National Portrait Gallery, 2012-2023 (on loan)