Gilbert Stuart, Portraitist of the Young Republic

June 28 – August 20, 1967

West Building Ground Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: Fifth in the series of solo shows devoted to American artists (George Bellows, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singleton Copley), the project was suggested by Senator Claiborne Pell since Gilbert Stuart was born and had lived in the Rhode Island colony from 1755-1775. The exhibition was limited to 54 examples of Stuart's formal portraits.

Organization: Cosponsored by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; at the National Gallery the exhibition was coordinated and the catalogue edited by William P. Campbell.

Image: Gilbert Stuart, Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1784, oil on canvas, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1942.8.21

Attendance: 116,372

Catalog: Gilbert Stuart, Portraitist of the Young Republic 1755-1828, by Edgar P. Richardson. Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1967.

Other Venues:
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, September 9–October 15, 1967

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