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While signed “G. Stuart,” this portrait of George Washington is a copy after one of Gilbert Stuart’s well-known portraits of George Washington. Stuart was not known as a miniature painter, but he did work in tandem with other miniature painters such as Walter Robertson. The artist of this portrait is unknown, as is its intended recipient, but the market for painted images of the first President remained throughout the 19th century, and still continues today. Washington's likeness appeared not only in art but in needle work and other textiles, on porcelains, ceramics, jewelry, prints, and other items. More

Date

c. 1880


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Material/Technique

Metal, fabric, paint, glass


Dimensions

Other (Miniature): 3 5/16 in. × 2 9/16 in. (8.41 cm × 6.51 cm)
Other (Frame): 3 1/2 in. × 2 13/16 in. × 4 1/8 in. (8.89 cm × 7.14 cm × 10.48 cm)
Other (Case (closed)): 5 3/4 in. × 4 1/8 in. (14.61 cm × 10.48 cm)


Credit

Gift of Robert B. Gibby and Anne W. Gibby, 1990


Signed

G. Stuart in what appears to be black ink at lower proper right.


Object Number

M-3413


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