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Portrait of Washington, (painting)

Artist:
Stuart, Gilbert Charles 1756-1828
Subject:
Washington, George
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 238
"b. Narragansett, R.I., 1756. d. Boston, 1828. Received his first instruction in art from Cosmo Alexander, a Scotch artist, who came to America in 1770. Stuart accompanied him to Scotland and later studied with Benjamin West in London, where he painted portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Benjamin West, Dr. Fothergill, and others. He returned to America in 1793, and lived in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington respectively until 1806, when he settled in Boston. His portraits of Washington are better known than his other works. He painted three portraits of Washington from life, and from these made twenty-six copies. his male portraits are the best and are remarkable for their freedom from all affectation and their excellent representation of the individual characters of his sitters. - Mrs. Clement, Painters, Sculptors, Etc." [P. 36.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Political--President
Control number:
AECI 03850239
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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