- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Colonial Williamsburg is now home to an iconic Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington.

The portrait is based on Stuart’s unfinished “Athenaeum” portrait - the inspiration for the image on the $1 bill. The work was donated to the art museums at the popular heritage site by Douglas N. Morton and Marilyn L. Brown.

Two other Williamsburg benefactors, Carolyn and Michael McNamara, donated one of the first president’s personal watch seals, which bears an ornate engraving of the founder’s coat of arms. It was personally commissioned in 1771 and set in a gold socket.

The Stuart portrait was donated in honor of Colin G. Campbell and his wife, Nancy N. Campbell. He is the former chairman, president and CEO of Colonial Williamsburg.

The gifts are on display.

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