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1923 Rotogravure George Washington President Portrait Gilbert Stuart Painting

1923 Rotogravure George Washington President Portrait Gilbert Stuart Painting

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"George Washington"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure of the official White House portrait by the American painter, Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

CONDITION

This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 15 inches; 25 x 38 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of original rotogravures from 1923. These images provide us with fascinating "snapshots," so to speak, of historical events, people and places -- a virtual treasure trove for the collector of historical memorabilia from the early 20th century.

About Rotogravure:

Rotogravure is a printing method using a rotary press with intaglio cylinders which allows for very high quality halftone reproductions to be printed at high speed on inexpensive paper stock. Newspapers, beginning with The New York Times, were able to make effective use of this technology, and many published regular rotogravure pictorial sections in their publications during the early 20th century.

This piece was illustrated by Stuart, Gilbert. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)

Recognized as one of America's most prominent portraitists, Gilbert Stuart created over 1,000 pieces during his lifetime. His best known work continues to be an unfinished painting of George Washington, commonly referred to as The Athenaeum. Most Americans are familiar with it, whether they realize it or not, as that particular portrait is featured on the American one-dollar bill. Although Stuart suffered a stroke near the end of his life, he continued to work away diligently right up until his death.

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