Charles Wilson Peale (American, 1741-1827) George Washington at Princeton, signed and dated, oil on canvas, 96.5 x 61.5 in. This magnificent portrait presents the ideals of a nation fervently fighting for its independence in the persona of George Washington. Executed in the midst of the struggle, the work celebrates the victories at Trenton & Princeton, yet also indicates that much hangs in the balance & that there are battles ahead.
Lord Byron Armenian Exercises and Poetry 1886. "It would be difficult, perhaps, to find the annals of a nation less stained with crimes than those of the Armenians , whose virtues have those of peace, and their vices those of compulsion. But whatever may have been their destiny - and it has been bitter - whatever it may be in future, their country must ever be one of the most interesting, on the globe".