Portraits of two of his sons on a stair case
Charles Willson Peale painted this life-sized trompe l’oeil "deception" (it was 89-1/2 x 39-3/8 inches.) It’s said this painting fooled George Washington, who tipped his hat to the "boys" when he entered the room.
|This painting is more deceptive with its fake door molding and
real wooden step, which matches the steps in the painting.