After four years, the iconic Arnold Friberg painting “Prayer at Valley Forge” will leave the after Labor Day weekend.
Friberg’s painting is currently displayed in the lobby of the Donald W. Reynolds building. Friberg spent two years creating the lifelike painting depicting General Washington in a moment of prayer in the snow. In addition to experiencing Valley Forge during the winter, Friberg spent countless hours researching Washington through museums, libraries and individuals to create a painting that captures the essence of a private moment during a crucial time in this country’s history, according to a statement issued by the Estate. The painting was created to commemorate the United States’ bicentennial celebration in 1976.
Visitors can see "Prayer at Valley Forge" through September 3. Access to the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center building is included in regular Estate admission. For more information, visit MountVernon.org.