Before the Dawn (Valley Forge 1777-78) Portrait
This painting was done by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, an American painter from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. He was well known for a series of 78 historical paintings that portrayed the narrative of America from Christopher Columbus to the start of WW1. The series was shown in Washington D. C. at sites like the Smithsonian Institution for most of the early 20th century. This painting was done in 1917. It shows Martha Washington trying to get her husband to relax.
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome.
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