One of the most historic paintings in the United States history, is a self portrait of George Washington. Self-expressionism before the capitol building was burned down. The expressionism in the painting resemble how reserve Washington was. However while being of such great resolve it depicts him as being strong important figure if you'd never seen this piece before. This art work could also be a commemoration piece commemorating the old capitol building. The art work it's self features Washington in all black in his office with some reds, a brass and different shades of both to finish the carpet that he is standing on.