National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of John Adams Gilbert Stuart (painter)
American, 1755 - 1828
John Adams, c. 1821
oil on wood
overall: 66 x 54.5 cm (26 x 21 7/16 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund
1979.4.1
On View
From the Tour: Gilbert Stuart Paints the First Five Presidents
Object 2 of 5

This likeness was painted when the second president was in his eighties. However, Stuart copied it from a much earlier National Gallery picture, the portrait of Adams he began from life studies in 1800.

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