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Martha Washington

Martha Washington

Artist
Eliphalet Frazer Andrews
Date of Work
1878
Medium
Oil
Type
Portrait
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association

Martha Washington

This oil on canvas portrait of First Lady Martha Washington was painted by celebrated portraitist Eliphalet Frazer Andrews. He painted this 

seventy-six years after Mrs. Washington's death and it is based on a head and bust oil sketch done by Gilbert Stuart. During President Washington's administration, from 1789-1797, Mrs. Washington is said to have created an atmosphere of warm hospitality in the temporary capitals of New York and Philadelphia despite her dislike of formal affairs and society. 

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