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image of The Skater (Portrait of William Grant) Gilbert Stuart (painter)
American, 1755 - 1828
The Skater (Portrait of William Grant), 1782
oil on canvas
overall: 245.5 x 147.4 cm (96 5/8 x 58 1/16 in.) framed: 274.3 x 177.2 x 9.5 cm (108 x 69 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1950.18.1
On View
From the Tour: British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s
Object 12 of 12

Exhibition History

1782
Royal Academy, London, 1782, no. 190, as Portrait of a gentleman skating
1878
Exhibition of Works by Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School, Royal Academy, London, 1878, no. 128, as Portrait of W. Grant, Esq., of Congalton, Skating in St. James Park, attributed to Thomas Gainsborough
1946
American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, Tate Gallery, London, 1946, no. 206
1963
Style, Truth, and the Portrait, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, 1963, no. 38
1967
Gilbert Stuart, Portraitist of the Young Republic, 1755-1828, National Gallery of Art; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1967, no. 8
1976
American Art: 1750-1800, Towards Independence, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1976, no. 44
1981
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 21.
2001
Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, 2001-2002, no. 35, repro.
2004
Gilbert Stuart, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art (for the National Portrait Gallery), Washington, D.C., 2004-2005, no. 6, repro.

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