Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Happy Anniversary to the First Couple . . .
On this two hundred and fifty-sixth anniversary of the event, we present this painting by Junius Brutus Stearns. The original, in the possession of the Library of Congress, portrays the January 6, 1759 wedding of George Washington and Martha Custis née Dandridge. The actual title is Life of George Washington- the Citizen from a 5 painting series on the life of Washington, the most famous of which is The Statesmanship of Washington (which I believe is on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). The actual image above is of the lithograph by Claude Régnier.