Monday, May 12, 2008

Gilbert Stuart 1755-1828

This online version of an exhibition which ran from 21 October 2004 to 16 January 2005 on the American portraitist, Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) has been provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). Arranged in chronological order this online exhibition charts Stuart's work during his time in Newport (Rhode Island), Scotland, London and Dublin from 1755 to 1793, his subsequent return to the United States, and examples of his work from his time in New York, then Philadelphia, Washington and finally Boston where he settled in 1805 and remained until his death. Each of the online galleries features an introductory text and four high quality images of Stuart`s portraits. Clicking on each image provides a very brief biography of the sitter, together with comments on Stuart's painting style. This exhibition also includes the George Washington gallery featuring six versions of Stuart`s portrait of the first President of the United States.
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