George Washington with Slave Laborers


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Image Reference
NW0067

Source
Painted in 1851 by Junius B. Stearns; painting held by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

Comments
Oil painting titled, "George Washington as a Farmer. " An imagined scene depicting G.W. surrounded by slaves working in a field. Starting in 1849, Stearns (1810-1885) produced several paintings in his life of Washington series; some of these were published as lithographs in New York in 1853-54 (information courtesy of K. D. Daly and B. O'Leary, VMFA).