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Trumbull’s portrait of Washington at West Point: marvelous art with an even better story (part 1)

June 28, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

It’s one of the best paintings of George Washington that you have probably never seen. And the story behind it is even more interesting than the painting. The painting is John Trumbull‘s portrait of George Washington at West Point. Washington is pictured in a heroic stance with his slave/servant Billy Lee to his left and the • Read More »

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