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Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755 – 1828)

George Washington

George Washington

c. 1803
oil on canvas
26 ¼ x 21 ¼ in.

Purchased with funds from the Mae W. Schultz Charitable Lead Trust, and additional gifts from The Frank Barker Family and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. in memory of Thomas H. Jacobsen, AP.2008.1.1

Gilbert Stuart, the pre-eminent American portraitist of the Federal period, was born in Rhode Island.  He was active in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., before he permanently settled in Boston in 1805.  Stuart painted portraits of the most famous Americans of his era, and exerted a profound influence on the new generation of American portraitists.

Stuart first painted George Washington in 1795 and again in 1796.  The 1796 portrait, the model for the Washington portrait on the dollar bill, was left unfinished so that Stuart could keep it as a basis for further replicas.  Ultimately, he painted Washington’s likeness more than 100 times.  The painting seen here is one version of the unfinished portrait.

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Gilbert
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Stuart
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Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from the Mae W. Schultz Charitable Lead Trust, and additional gifts from The Frank Barker Family and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. in memory of Thomas H. Jacobsen
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Gilbert Stuart, the pre-eminent American portraitist of the Federal period, was born in Rhode Island.  He was active in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., before he permanently settled in Boston in 1805.  Stuart painted portraits of the most famous Americans of his era, and exerted a profound influence on the new generation of American portraitists.

Stuart first painted George Washington in 1795 and again in 1796.  The 1796 portrait, the model for the Washington portrait on the dollar bill, was left unfinished so that Stuart could keep it as a basis for further replicas.  Ultimately, he painted Washington’s likeness more than 100 times.  The painting seen here is one version of the unfinished portrait.

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Permanent Art Life Span: 
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Catalog Number: 
AP.2008.1.1
Permanent Artist First Name: 
Gilbert
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Stuart
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
Yes
Permanent Year: 
1803
Permanent Period: 
Late 18th and 19th Century American Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />26 ¼ x 21 ¼ in.

Gilbert Stuart, the pre-eminent American portraitist of the Federal period, was born in Rhode Island.  He was active in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., before he permanently settled in Boston in 1805.  Stuart painted portraits of the most famous Americans of his era, and exerted a profound influence on the new generation of American portraitists.

Stuart first painted George Washington in 1795 and again in 1796.  The 1796 portrait, the model for the Washington portrait on the dollar bill, was left unfinished so that Stuart could keep it as a basis for further replicas.  Ultimately, he painted Washington’s likeness more than 100 times.  The painting seen here is one version of the unfinished portrait.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from the Mae W. Schultz Charitable Lead Trust, and additional gifts from The Frank Barker Family and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. in memory of Thomas H. Jacobsen
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