Martha Washington

by Gilbert Stuart (1755—1828)

Athenaeum portrait. Oil on canvas.

by Rembrandt Peale (1778—1860)

Oil on canvas; 89.5 x 71.8cm (35 1/4 x 28 1/4"). National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian), Washington, DC.

by John Wollaston ( c. 1710—c. 1775)

Oil on canvas. Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. A copy of this painting, by Adrian S.

by Charles Willson Peale (1741—1827)

Watercolor on ivory. Mount Vernon Ladies Association, Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens, VA.

by Charles Willson Peale (1741—1827)

Oil on canvas. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA.

Martha Washington (1731—1802) at age 64.

by Edward Savage (1761—1817)

Oil on canvas. Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA.

by John Trumbull (1756—1843)

Oil on wood; 9.8 x 8.3 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

by Edward Savage (1761—1817)

Oil on canvas; 213.6 x 284.2 cm (84 1/8 x 111 7/8 in). The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

by Robert Field (1769—1819)

Washington: watercolor on ivory in a rose-gold on silver locket. Martha: watercolor on ivory in a rose-gold over copper locket; rever

by William Matthew Prior (1806—73)

Oil, painted reverse on glass; H: 63 cm, W: 47.6 cm; (B) H: 63.1 cm, W: 47.6 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.

[Major General Henry] Knox proudly stepped aside on Tuesday, October 9 [1781] to allow Washington the honor of igniting the bore hole of a heavy siege gun and ceremoniously discharging the first shot from the American battery at Yorktown. The shell was clearly visible as it streaked across the sky and land with precision within the British compound, setting off cheers throughout the American ranks. The Continental artillery corps then continued an uninterrupted stream of fire that produced a relentless, unnerving, and deafening roar. Cornwallis would later recall: The fire continued incessant from heavy cannon, and from mortars and howitzers throwing shells from 8 to 16 inches, until all our guns on the left were silenced, our work much damaged, and our loss of men considerable

Mark Puls
Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution (2008)