Rembrandt Peale Washington portrait at $175,000 with Heritage

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2015-06-26 13:14:58

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Rembrandt Peale Washington portrait at $175,000 with Heritage

A copy of Rembrandt Peale's famous Washington portrait highlights American art

A Rembrandt Peale portrait of George Washington provides the cover lot of Heritage Auctions' May 11 Fine American Art Signature Auction in Dallas.

Rembrandt Peale Washington portraitPeale's first portrait of the president was completed when the artist was just 17

Peale is best known for his portraits of America's founding fathers, with the Washington portrait widely recognised as one of the finest of the president ever created. Valued at $125,000-175,000, this example is a smaller "porthole" copy, one of many commissions Peale created after the original achieved popularity.

Peale's portrait of Martha Washington willalso star with an identical estimate, providing collectors with a fantastic opportunity to complete their collection.

Peale's portrait brings us a vivid impression of what Washington would have looked like, but no collectible takes you as close as an authentic strand of hair from the president's head - buy yours now for a remarkable piece of historythat provides a fascinating talking point.

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