This picture is the fellow of that presented to the Marquis of Landsdowne, and was painted at the same time, at Philadelphia, in 1797. The details of this very fine picture are much more attentively painted than was usual with Stuart. This was in consequence of the particular friendship of the artist for William Constable, for whom it was executed. Some of Washington's contemporaries declare this to be the very best representation known of the Father of his Country. A brief account of several original portraits of Washington, may not be inappropriate in this place:--. . . [Pp. 12-13; excerpted from a detailed listing of portraits of Washington by different artists, including dates of their execution and their provenances. The list is credited to an article that was published in the old "Atlantic Magazine" in 1824.]
The Washington Exhibition in aid of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, at the American Art-Union Gallery, 497 Broadway. Open from 9, a.m., until 10, p.m. New-York: John F. Trow, Printer, 49 Ann Street. 1853.