archives
Search Topics
Monday
Feb132012

Not Like This One: George Washington

George Washington, after Gilbert Stuart

I recently had an email exchange with a gentleman who was inquiring about a painting. The painting is George Washington, after Gilbert Stuart. It is a great example of an unsigned 19th Century portrait and comes from a great collection, the late A. Welling LaGrone’s collection of Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. LaGrone was a noted American antique collector. His apartment was featured in the December 1999 issue of The Magazine Antiques, as was the George Washington painting.

I had been in the market for a 19th Century George Washington for years. I have seen them come and have seen them go. This indeed is a very good example.

Through the course of our conversation, the gentleman stated he had a similar painting he had aquired some years back at a lower cost than my painting. Upon reading this I simply smiled to myself and thought not like this one.

Obviously, not every piece of art or antique can be a superstar. For me, these are the pieces which make my heart skip a beat. Pieces so good you do not want to stop looking at them. Then, when you do, even then most subtle details play over and over in your head. You walk by them everyday and then one day a glimpse out of the corner of your eye: Damn, that is a good painting. Do I really own that?

It is not everyday we come across these great pieces which stir so much emotion in us. It is pretty easy to see how often, when it is said, “Oh, I have one of those,” or “I have something similar to that,” though not in a bragging manner, I often think, but not like this one.

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (35)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: Updated Focus
    Good site! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I'm wondering how I might be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art
  • Response
    Response: pony oyunları
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art
  • Response
    If you enjoy football, you almost certainly have a favorite team from the National Football League or two and have a list of players who like to have seen.
  • Response
    Football is seriously one of the most significant sports in America. It has a key following.
  • Response
    Response: best led tv
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: curtis debord
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: curtis debord
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: Click Webpage
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: start a business
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: chiroractic
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: dumpsters
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: Joseph Chinnock
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    The main functional contrast between most acrylics and oil paints is the inborn drying time. Oils allow into consideration more of a chance to mix shades and apply even coatings over under paintings.
  • Response
    Response: D D Photographics
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    video subtitling
  • Response
    yy娱乐城 葫芦岛,樊家水寨,yy娱乐城,多少艘楼战船陆陆续续 鸿利娱乐城 的进入这葫芦形的水湾,不得不说这菏泽湖上万千岛屿,鸿利娱乐城,跟一片迷宫林一样,不熟习的人进入,赌博心理学,还真找不到东南西北。 张力,在五老峰一战中受了不轻的内伤,得了冷卓一颗大 赌博心理学 还丹,却是塞翁失马,只管身上伤势仍不痊愈,然而看上去已龙腾虎跃,没有大碍,而作为五老峰实力最强的高手,做作的被选为这一营的营头,三国娱乐城,而另外两个副营头则是由另外两个宗门的弟子推荐出来的,也算是均衡。 城堡地下,似是一个小型的迷宫,领
  • Response
    Response: Frank Dellaglio
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    George Washington managed to raise the popularity of the great American ideas about which are now a lot of rumors! He is the most natural American!
  • Response
    I've seen a lot of films about American history and the role of George Washington featured a few times and made ​​me delve further into history! He is a true revolutionary!
  • Response
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: D D Photographics
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: havasu landscaping
    Not Like This One: George Washington - Journal - Kevin Holloway Art & Antiques – A Collection from the American South
  • Response
    Response: rush essay
    We have best educational tips and best content writing tips. These are all very helpful to our blog writers and to our content writing users. So these are all most important to every blog writer and every content writer is also.
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: wintel
    wintel
  • Response
    Transtorno de panico tem tratamento e deve ser tratado com seriedade, só quem sofre de transtorno de panico sabe o quanto a vida se torna difícil.
  • Response
    Response: 2 Minutes Left

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
Main | My Latest Obsession »