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American Paintings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art

May 23 – July 11, 1948
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

Gilbert Stuart, Counsellor John Dunn, c. 1798, oil on canvas, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1942.8.14

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: This group of portraits ranged from Pocahontas to General Dwight Eisenhower. This was the annual exhibition of American portraits held in the custody of the Gallery for a future National Portrait Gallery, to be exhibited 4 weeks each year.