Portrait of the late celebrated Dr. S. Johnson, President of Columbia College, New-York, (painting)
Stuart, Gilbert C. 1754-1833
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 24
Gilbert C. Stuart. This great American portrait painter was born in 1754, and long a favourite pupil of Mr. West. Mr. Stuart was a native of Newport, Rhode Island, and on his return to America in 1793, he painted in New-York, from whence he removed to Germantown and Washington, finishing a life of labour and eccentricity at Boston, in the year 1833. The versatility of this gentleman's talents was unbounded, his wit and conversational powers almost unexampled. His life was a romance of reality. (See Hist. of Arts of Des.) [P. 9.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.