Portrait of Washington, taken from life in 1785, (painting)
Pine, Robt. Edge
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 105
This artist was born in London in 1730, and painted several historical pictures of some merit, but was mostly engaged in portrait painting. Siding with the patriots in England, he was inclined toward this country, and came here in 1782. He painted several portraits while in America, and died in Philadelphia in 1790 or '95. As a colourist, he was highly esteemed. The fac-simile of Washington's letter to FRANCIS Hopkinson, accompanying the picture, proves the portrait to have been taken in 1785. This picture will command attention from the repose and dignity of expression stamped upon it. It was purchased in Montreal in 1817 by the late Henry Brevoort in whose possession it was since remained. Mrs. Hopkinson in Philadelphia has a duplicate of this Portrait. No other copy of it exists. [P. 13.]
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.