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We go for the Union, artist unknown, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. This is one of the few known depictions of the interior of a house- and sign-painter's shop. The man at the left is grinding colors; the one at the center is painting a sign that includes an oval portrait of Washington; and the one at right is equipped for house painting. National Gallery of Art, gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.

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We go for the Union, artist unknown, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. This is one of the few known depictions of the interior of a house- and sign-painter's shop. The man at the left is grinding colors; the one at the center is painting a sign that includes an oval portrait of Washington; and the one at right is equipped for house painting. National Gallery of Art, gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.
Collection

Print Collection portrait file

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George Washington

Portraits

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1978-04 (Questionable)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Topics
Public figures
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Painters
Signs (Notices)
Painters (tradespeople)
Painters (Artists)
Workshops
Genres
Clippings
Portraits
Notes
Content: Inscribed at lower left: "Antiques April 1978 v. CXIII."
Content: Published in article "Preparing and mixing colors in 1812" by Richard M. Candee.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: Portrait File
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51b280c0-23ae-0131-7b96-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "We go for the Union, artist unknown, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. This is one of the few known depictions of the interior of a house- and sign-painter's shop. The man at the left is grinding colors; the one at the center is painting a sign that includes an oval portrait of Washington; and the one at right is equipped for house painting. National Gallery of Art, gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978-04. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/77f72a40-23ae-0131-54f1-58d385a7b928

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "We go for the Union, artist unknown, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. This is one of the few known depictions of the interior of a house- and sign-painter's shop. The man at the left is grinding colors; the one at the center is painting a sign that includes an oval portrait of Washington; and the one at right is equipped for house painting. National Gallery of Art, gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/77f72a40-23ae-0131-54f1-58d385a7b928

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. (1978-04). We go for the Union, artist unknown, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. This is one of the few known depictions of the interior of a house- and sign-painter's shop. The man at the left is grinding colors; the one at the center is painting a sign that includes an oval portrait of Washington; and the one at right is equipped for house painting. National Gallery of Art, gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/77f72a40-23ae-0131-54f1-58d385a7b928

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We go for the Union, artist unknown, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. This is one of the few known depictions of the interior of a house- and sign-painter's shop. The man at the left is grinding colors; the one at the center is painting a sign that includes an oval portrait of Washington; and the one at right is equipped for house painting. National Gallery of Art, gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.