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The Washington Collection: Portrait Miniature of George Washington

The Washington Collection: Portrait Miniature of George Washington

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Tudor Place Foundation Inc.

The Washington Collection: Portrait Miniature of George Washington

This miniature portrait of President George Washington was done from life by Irish immigrant Walter Robertson, and was given as a wedding gift to Martha Parke Custis prior to her marriage to Thomas Peter. The back (left) is decorated with a braided lock of hair, 44 prong-set pearls, and blue enamel. The intimate portrait of her step-grandfather traveled in an expensive red Moroccan leather case lined with silk. It is part of the collection at Tudor Place. Tudor Place was the Washington, D.C., home of Thomas and Martha Custis Peter.

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