Gilbert Stuart

1755-1828 America/Rococo Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Gilbert Stuart, the portraitist, was born in New York in 1755. He studied in London under Benjamin West but became more influenced by Gainsborough, Raeburn and Romney. Stuart worked in London for five years, painting many portraits of nobility; however, in 1787, he moved to Dublin for six years for financial reasons. He enjoyed much success back in America, working in New York, Philadelphia and Washington before settling in Boston. His most noted portraits are the head of George Washington which the government printed on the dollar bill from 1869, and The Skater, Mr Grant skating in Saint James’s Park.

 

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John
Fitzgibbon

John Fitzgibbon First Earl of Clare

John
Forster

John Forster Speaker of the Irish House of Commons Later First Baron Oriel

Lady
Barker

Lady Barker

The
Skater

The Skater William Grant

Abigail
S Adams

Abigail Smith Adams

Admiral R
Kingsmil

Admiral Robert Kingsmil

Anna
Payne Cutts

Anna Payne Cutts

Benjamin
West

Benjamin West

George
Washington

George Washington at Dorchester Heights

George
Washington

George Washington

George
Washington

Portrait of George Washington

Govenor
John Brooks

Govenor John Brooks

Horatio
Gates

Horatio Gates#

James
Madison

James Madison

James
Monroe

James Monroe

John
Adams

John Adams

John
Jay

John Jay

John Jones
of Frankley

John Jones of Frankley

John Quincy
Adams

John Quincy Adams

John
Trumbull

John Trumbull

Joshua
Reynolds

Joshua Reynolds

Louisa
Adams

Louisa Cathering Johnson Adams

Mrs Richard
Yates

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Peter
Gansevoort

Peter Gansevoort

Robert R
Livingston

Robert R Livingston

Miss Dick and
her Cousin

Miss Dick and her Cousin Miss Forster

Self-
Portrait

Self-Portrait