If there was a poster boy for January’s Winter Show in New York, it was surely Maxine Helfman’s George Washington, from her Forefathers series offered by Elle Shushan.
Still flushed with national pride after the War of 1812, the North Carolina legislature decided to commission a statue of George Washington for the state capitol in late 1815.
A new program takes shape at New York’s Morris-Jumel Mansion.
The eighteenth century had no pollsters to assess what voters really thought about their politicians, but even without such data, the eulogistic editorials that announced George Washington’s death in December 1799 make clear that the country’s first president had assumed a status as close to sainthood as anyone has ever done in the United States. John James Barralet’s print The …
By JOAN SAYERS BROW; from The Magazine ANTIQUES May 1978. The handsome slant-front desk illustrated here was originally owned by Colonel George William Fairfax (1724-1787), whose estate, Bevoir, was near Mount Vernon on the Potomac River in Virginia. In April 1773 Fairfax took his wife, sally Cary, to England, after asking his neighbor George Washington to watch over Belvoir while they were …
A portrait miniature of George Washington brought $336,000-the second highest price ever paid for an American portrait miniature
On the miniature of George Washington by Robert Field offered by Skinner in 2008