George Washington with Slave Laborers

Description

Oil painting titled, George Washington as a Farmer. An imagined scene depicting G.W. surrounded by slaves working in a field. Starting in 1849, Stearns (1810-1885) produced several paintings in his life of Washington series; some of these were published as lithographs in New York in 1853-54 (information courtesy of K. D. Daly and B. O'Leary, VMFA).

Source

Painted in 1851 by Junius B. Stearns; painting held by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

Creator

Stearns, Junius B.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0067

Spatial Coverage

North America

Citation

"George Washington with Slave Laborers ", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1174
Oil painting titled, George Washington as a Farmer.  An imagined scene depicting G.W. surrounded by slaves working in a field. Starting in 1849, Stearns (1810-1885) produced several paintings in his life of Washington series; some of these were published as lithographs in New York in 1853-54 (information courtesy of K. D. Daly and B. O'Leary, VMFA).
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