Artist Rembrandt Peale, American, 1778-1860
  • George Washington (The Gadsden-Morris-Clarke Portrait)
Date 1795
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 29 1/4 × 25 inches (74.3 × 63.5 cm)
Framed: 37 3/4 × 33 1/8 × 3 inches (95.9 × 84.1 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James Couzens
Accession Number 61.163
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W271, Level 2 (see map)
General Christopher Gadsden (Charleston, South Carolina, USA).
his grandson, Christopher Gadsden.
Miss Hume (Mrs. Frederick Wentworth Ford, niece of Christopher Gadsden Morris).
her daughter, Mrs. Lewis S. Jervey.
T. B. Clarke.
Knoedler and Co.
ca. 1930, Senator James Couzens (Washington, D.C. and Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James Couzens (Detroit, Michigan, USA).
1961-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Early American Painting. Exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, 1917, no. 71. [lent by Charles Henry Hart, attorney for Mrs. Lewis S. Jervey]

Portraits by Charles Willson Peale and James Peale and Rembrandt Peale. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Philadelphia, 1923, no. 157.

Eisen, Gustavus A. Portraits of Washington, Vol. 2. 1932, p. 414 (ill.).

Antiques 80 (November 1961): p. 466 (ill.).

Bulletin of the DIA 41, 1 (1961): pp. 3-4.

The Peale Family and Peale’s Baltimore Museum: 1814-1830. Exh. cat., The Peale Museum. Baltimore, 1965, no. 9.

The Peale Family, Three Generations of American Artists. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1967, p. 19, no. 157.

Detroit Institute of Arts. The Institute Collects. Detroit, 1965, p. 14.