Old Glory


Created: 1992

Sponsor: The Levy Group

This architectural trompe l’oeil depicts the Georgetown waterfront at the turn of the 20th century, offering a rich contrast to the busy cityscape of today. King spent time in the Georgetown Library researching the topography of the earlier period. The workers with a cart provide visual interest, and the artist incorporated his signature on the decorative signage directly above them. The windows and flag are part of the illusion. Georgetown realtor Richard Levy commissioned the piece, requesting something in the style of Richard Haas, who painted the Young Lincoln that was across from across from Ford’s Theater until 2010.


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