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image of Abigail Smith Adams (Mrs. John Adams) Gilbert Stuart (painter)
American, 1755 - 1828
Abigail Smith Adams (Mrs. John Adams), 1800/1815
oil on canvas
overall: 73.4 x 59.7 cm (28 7/8 x 23 1/2 in.) framed: 97.5 x 84.8 x 10.8 cm (38 3/8 x 33 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Robert Homans
1954.7.2
On View
From the Tour: Gilbert Stuart
Object 4 of 5

Exhibition History

1880
Exhibition of Portraits Painted by Gilbert Stuart, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1880, no. 305
1889
Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington-Loan Exhibition of Historical Portraits and Relics, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 1889, no. 57
1914
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1914, 1921, 1923, 1931 (on loan)
1950
Makers of History in Washington, 1800-1950, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1950, no. 6
1951
They Gave Us Freedom, Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1951, no. 65
1967
Gilbert Sturat, Portraitist of the Young Republic, 1755-1828, National Gallery of Art; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1967, no. 42
1969
A Nineteenth-Century Gallery of Distinguished Americans, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 1969, no. 12
1975
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1975, 1976.
1976
Remember the Ladies: Women in America 1715-1815, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; The Chicago Historical Society; Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Library, Austin; New York Historical Society, 1976-1977, no. 269
1984
Woman, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, 1984, no. 6
2002
Fathers and Sons: Two Families - Four Presidents, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Texas, 2002, no cat.
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. 58, repro.

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