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Provenance

Commissioned 1794 by the sitter, John Jay (1745-1829), New York; by descent in his family; gift 2009 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1832
[exhibition], Boston Athenaeum, 1832.
1889
Loan Exhibition of Historical Portraits and Relics (part of the Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as First President of the United States), Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 1889, no. 120.
1895
Loan Collection of Paintings by Early American Artists, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1895-1896.
1939
Life in America. A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings held during the period of the New York World's Fair, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1939, no. 49, repro.
1951
Loan to display with permanent collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1951-2009.
1957
Alexander Hamilton Bicenntenial Exhibition, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, D.C., 1957.
1967
Gilbert Stuart: Portraitist of the Young Republic, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1967, no. 25.
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. 32, repro.

Bibliography

1867
Tuckerman, Henry T. Book of the Artists. New York, 1867: 109.
1879
Mason, George C. The Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart. New York, 1879: 205-207, pl. 8.
1880
"Portraits painted by Stuart." In Exhibition of Portraits Painted by Stuart. Exh. cat. 2nd ed. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1880: 44, no. 328.
1926
Park, Lawrence. Gilbert Stuart. 2 vols. New York, 1926: 1:436, no. 437, repro.
1932
Report of United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission. Vol. V (1932): no. 69.
1932
Whitley, William T. Gilbert Stuart. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1932: 88, 91-92.
1938
Ide, John Jay. The Portraits of John Jay. New York, 1938: 26-27, no. 7, repro.
1943
Walker, John, and Macgill James. Great American Paintings from Smibert to Bellows 1729-1924. London and New York, 1943: pl. 19.
1958
[Article about the issue of a 15-cent U.S. postage stamp featuring a likeness of John Jay taken from the painting], The Washington Post, 2 November 1958.
1964
Mount, Charles Merrill. Gilbert Stuart: A Biography. New York, 1964: 183-185, repro.
1968
American Heritage (February 1968): color repro. on cover.
1974
Neumeyer, Alfred. Geschichte der Amerikanischen Malerei. Munich, 1974: 119, 165 n. 90.
1976
Flexner, Thomas. "The Man Who Painted Washington." American Heritage XXVII, no. 5 (August 1976): 46, repro.
1981
American Art through 40 Presidencies. An Inaugural Celebration 1981. Self-guided tour, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981: Gallery 64, repro.
2010
Anderson, Nancy. "Gilbert Stuart, John Jay." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, no. 42 (Spring 2010): 18-19, repro.
2013
Evans, Dorinda. Gilbert Stuart and the Impact of Manic Depression. Burlington, 2013: 18.

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