"My Beloved Country!" ~ George Washington
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"My Beloved Country!" The New Portrait of George Washington
by Igor V. Babailov is in the Collection of the George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Museum, Mount Vernon, Virginia
“That is the man himself”
Official statue of
by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) (Richmond, VA)
"Houdon's bust came first, and my head [G.W's portrait] next"
"It is right that people in later generations could see
my exact likeness"
“We will take great pride in displaying your work for generations to come.”
Executive Director, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Estate and Museum, Mount Vernon, Virginia
in his official statue of George Washington in Richmond, VA., according to historians captured the most accurate likeness ever created of the First American President.
The NEW portrait of
George Washington by Igor Babailov is based precisely on that sculptured likeness, transforming it into painting.
The artist’s portrait research and references also included Houdon's preliminary sculpture studies: the Washington's bust and the life mask at Mount Vernon, Virginia.
About the New Portrait of George Washington
The world-famous sculptor
( preeminent American Portraitist, known for his portraits of George Washington )
( about the statue of G. Washington in Richmond, VA )
( about Houdon's sculpture )
To commission a custom portrait painting by Mr. Babailov please contact
Official Collection: George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Museum, Mount Vernon, Virginia
( 30"x24", Oil on Canvas )
Original Portrait, Concept & Composition by Igor Babailov