The Theatre: Washington, by Anderson

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His contemporaries have left behind a rich and varied gallery of George Washington's portraits. To John Singleton Copley is attributed a likeness of Washington as an elegant young Colonial of 25, an 18th Century dandy in a tightly curled peruke and lace ruff. Charles Willson Peale first pictured him as a strapping colonel of Virginia militia, utterly self-confident from hard years of surveying Lord Fairfax's estates and fighting Indians in the wilderness. Again, Peale caught him flushed with victory after the Battle of Princeton....

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