Historic Valley Forge

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


Washington Praying at Valley Forge
There are a number of images of Washington in prayer at Valley Forge. 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.

The Mount Vernon website has a good description of Washington's relationship with religion.

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