The marquis de Lafayette, who owned a replica of Charles Willson Peale’s portrait of George Washington, arrived in America in 1777 explicitly to join Washington’s army. He returned to France in 1779–80 (with the replica) to secure financial aid for the Revolution, answering the question why are there so many French portraits of Washington. (via)
Noël Le Mire (French, 1724‑1801)
After Jean‑Baptiste Le Paon (French, 1736/8‑1785)
After a painting by Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827)
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