Valley Forge FAQs

Painting of Washington in prayer

Q.I am looking for a print of a famous painting in which Washington is saying the prayer over the troops at Valley Forge.
Jason White

A.

click for enlargement
There are a number of images of Washington in prayer at Valley Forge (shown here is a portion of one — click for enlargement). They include him kneeling in the snow, kneeling in the grass, kneeling by his horse, etc. The most popular one is the painting by contemporary artist, Arnold Friberg, called "The Prayer at Valley Forge." It depicts Washington kneeling in the snow by his white horse. It was created for the nation's bicentennial.

Please read our page Washington in Prayer for more information.

SAS, Courtesy The Valley Forge Historical Society

Valley Forge

Prayer at Valley Forge
Click Here