Member of the Washington Family (Q20500965)

Label from: English (en)

artist: James Peale (Q3161332)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 19306

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: Family lore holds that this brooch pin features the portrait of an illegitimate son of George Washington, fathered when Washington was eighteen years old. Washington lent financial support to neighbors and members of his extended family at Mount Vernon, making it difficult to determine how accurate that legend is. One theory is that this is the likeness of Corbin Washington (1765-1799), who married Hannah Lee, a daughter of Richard Henry Lee, in whose family this miniature descended.
keywords Portrait – unidentified – Washington Portrait – unidentified – child Portrait – unidentified – bust

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