As America’s first President, George Washington and his horses have been featured in countless paintings, statues and sculptures. Below are my top ten favorites of George Washington and his horses depicted in a verity of art mediums. Which is your favorite?
Top/side painting by John Trumbull ( 1756-1843) and is famous for his historical paintings featuring various scenes of the Revolutionary War. He has been called by many “The Painter of the Revolution”.
2. General George Washington
This fabulous stained glass window was created by Marie Herndl, in the 1800s. Despite her exceptional talent and several esteemed works, Marie Herndl has remained largely unknown throughout history.
3. Washington Crossing the Delaware
George Caleb Bingham ( 1811- 1879) illustrated the historic crossing of the Delaware River by George Washington and his troops the night of December 25, 1776. George Bingham is largely known for depicting the way of life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River. Mostly unknown, his art was rediscovered in the 1930s and he has become an icon of that time period ever since.
4. George Washington At The Battle of Princeton
Clark Mills (1810-1883) created this iconic statue of George Washington that was installed on February 22nd, 1860 in Washington D.C., 61 years after George Washington’s Death. Clark Mills created several equestrian statues of famous people, including several US presidents/generals.
5. George Washington in Boston
Cited as one of the most impressive statues in Boston, Thomas Ball’s ( 1819-1911) depiction of George Washington is a must see. It was completed in four years, but due the start of the Civil War and lack of bronze, it was delayed until the war was over. It was finally unveiled on July 3, 1869. Thomas Ball was an American sculptor and musician, known nationally for his work and had a large influence in New England.
6. “The Prayer at Valley Forge”
Painted in 1975 by Arnold Friberg (1913-2010), it shows George Washington Praying at Valley Forge, it has become of the the most recognized paintings of George Washington.
7. Crossing the Delaware River
Another display of the famous night of crossing the Delaware River, painted by James Edwin (1828-1888) in the 1800s.
8. George Washington Fox Hunting
I love this painting of George Washington fox hunting! However, I have not been able to find any information about it. Do you know who the artist is?
9. George Washington
A painting depicting George Washington at Valley Forge in the winter. Painted by William T. Trego (1858-1909) in 1883.
10. Equestrian statue of George Washington
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this remarkable statue was created by Rudolf Siemering (1835-1905).
Happy Independence Day to my American readers!