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John Quincy Adams [1767-1848], Quincy, Massachusetts; his son, Charles Francis Adams [1807-1886], Boston, Massachusetts; his son, Brooks Adams [1848-1927], Boston, Massachusetts; his niece, Abigail Adams Homans [Mrs. Robert Homans, 1879-1974];[1] gift 1954 to NGA.

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.

Bibliography

1879
Mason, George C. The Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart. New York, 1879: 125-126.
1880
"Portraits Painted by Stuart...taken from Mason's Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart." In Exhibition of Portraits Painted by Gilbert Stuart. Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1880: 28, no. 4.
1892
Bowen, Clarence W., ed. The History of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington. New York, 1892: 144, repro. opp. 260, 426.
1926
Park 1926, 93, no. 7, repro.
1967
Oliver, Andrew. Portraits of John and Abigail Adams. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967: 132-140, fig. 66, 251, no. 105.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 102, repro., as Mrs. John Adams.
1975
Van Devanter, Ann. "The Signers' Ladies." Antiques 108, no. 1 (July 1975): 120, color repro. 116.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 387, color repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 227, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, 67, repro. 70.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 383, no. 543, color repro., as Mrs. John Adams.
1986
McLanathan 1986, 112, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 356, repro.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 214-216, color repro. 215.

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