Portrait of Martha Washington by John Trumbull


Around 1793 John Trumbull painted this cabinet portraits of Martha Washington. Probably presented as a gift from the artist, the Washingtons hung the portrait in their bedroom at Mount Vernon.

Date Made: circa 1793

Depicted: Washington, MarthaMaker: Trumbull, John

Depicted: First LadiesGeneral Subject Association: Portraits


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform

Exhibition: American Presidency

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.001208Catalog Number: 1208Accession Number: 13152

Object Name: painting, portraitObject Type: paintings

Physical Description: wood, mahogany (frame material)oil, paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 2 15/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c777-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_214480

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