Archives: Gilbert Stuart

Charles Willson Peale and the image of the American Revolution

May 3, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | 1 Comment | Filed in: history, journalism, watercolor.

A big part of George Washington’s image was, well, Washington’s image. What Washington looked like was essential — more important than we probably understand — to what we think of him and ultimately how we think of America. The American revolutionaries of the 18th century understood that very well. It was an age well before • Read More »

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