John Buxton painting

He Returns Victorious

George Washington at Mount Vernon December 24, 1783

18" x 40" oil



Painting information:


The Revolutionary War has ended. The proceeding day George Washington resigned his military commission at Annapolis and rode towards his home with his man servant and several of his aides. They spent the night at Queen Ann Tavern (on the Patuxent). Late the next afternoon, they reach the gates of Mount Vernon in time for dinner. It is Christmas Eve. They are welcomed by Martha, the Custis children and the servants.


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