Gilbert Stuart

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Gilbert Stuart

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George Washington, The Athenaeum  JANUARY

Gilbert Stuart caught the attention of President and Mrs. George Washington in 1795 and quickly secured a commission to paint their portraits. George Washington, The Athenaeum was chosen to be placed on the one dollar bill (in reverse image) because it captured the dignity of the first president. 

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