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Object Name Portrait
Title George Washington
Catalog Number 1909.2
Creator Frazer, Oliver
Date 1834
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-108 W-72 inches
Description This is a full-length portrait of George Washington. His right hand is extended as if gesturing. His left hand holds a sword that is black and has a gold hilt and is held in a black scabbard. He is wearing a black suit, hose, and shoes. The shoes have silver shoe buckles. He also has white cuffs, stock, and jabot. The background is a gray interior and there is a column behind Washington. There is a red drapery in the upper center and on the left that has a gold cord. On the table to his right there are papers, a black top hat, a silver inkwell with white quill pen and a stack of brown books. The table has red cloth and the exposed leg has gilded designs. There is a chair with red upholstery to Washington's left. The carpet is red, green, and blue and there are red and grey books under the table on the lower left of the painting.
Notes Washington was born in 1732 and died in 1799. The painting is after Gilbert Stuart's portrait. The picture was authorized to be painted by the General Assembly and ordered to be paid in 1834 for $550 (see Acts of the General Assembly...1834, p. 771).

Oliver Frazier was born in 1808 and died in 1864.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Frazer, Oliver
Washington, George
Subjects Portrait paintings
Search Terms Portrait
Portrait Paintings
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS