The great American Artist. When an English Ambassador was leaving England for America, he called on WEST and asked him to recommend a portrait painter. "Where are you going*" "To the United States." "There, Sir, you will find the best portrait painter in the world, and his name is GILBERT STUART," said West. Arvine's Cyclopedia, page 484. [P. 18.]
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