National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of James Madison Gilbert Stuart (painter)
American, 1755 - 1828
James Madison, c. 1821
oil on wood
overall: 65.3 x 54.3 cm (25 11/16 x 21 3/8 in.) framed: 88.9 x 79.4 x 12.1 cm (35 x 31 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund
1979.4.2
On View
From the Tour: Gilbert Stuart Paints the First Five Presidents
Object 4 of 5

Stuart first portrayed James Madison when he was Jefferson's secretary of state. The Gibbs-Coolidge likeness was most likely based on other pictures Stuart had painted from life that where either in his possession or accessible to him. The deep green curtain accents the color of Madison's eyes.

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