A THEOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE: EDWARD SAVAGE'S PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS FAMILY

@article{Manca2011ATO,
  title={A THEOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE: EDWARD SAVAGE'S PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS FAMILY},
  author={Joseph Manca},
  journal={Source: Notes in the History of Art},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={29 - 36}
}
  • J. Manca
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • History
  • Source: Notes in the History of Art
Edward Savage's The Washington Family was among the most renowned group por traits made in eighteenth-century America (Fig. 1). Savage, who finished the large work in 1796, also produced popular stipple en gravings of the composition.1 Although Washington did not commission the picture, the retired president bought four impressions of the print. While, like any good work of art, the painting cannot be fully understood on just one level, it is replete with a number of architectural associations… 

References

On the picture in Washington, D.C., and mention of the related prints and preparatory paintings
  • Paintings of the Eighteenth Century (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art,
  • 1995