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Gilbert Stuart: Thomas Jefferson (The Edgehill Portrait), 1805/21
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Gilbert Stuart

[American Painter, 1755-1828]

• Relationships: Father of Jane Stuart.
Studied under Benjamin West.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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    Gilbert Stuart Works Online    
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Original works by Gilbert Stuart available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteGilbert Stuart at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteGilbert Stuart at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Academy Art Museum, Maryland
A Portrait of Edward Addison

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Mrs. Stephen Peabody, 1809

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, New York
Portrait of George Washington, ca.1820

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Portrait of Anne Eliza Allston, ca.1808

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
7 portraits online

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Portrait of John McLean

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Hope Doane Savage (Mrs. Samuel)

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
George Washington

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
George Washington, 1797

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Dr. Walter Landor, ca.1785

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham
Mrs. Nathaniel Coffin, ca.1820

Dimock Gallery at George Washington University, Washington D.C.
George Washington, ca.1800

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
Portrait of George Hamilton as a Baron of the Exchequer, ca.1790
Mrs. George Hamilton, ca.1790

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
William Cooper (1754-1809), 1794-97

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
Joseph Brant (1742-1807), 1786

Frick Collection, New York City
George Washington, 1795-96

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
3 portraits online

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Elizabeth Perkins Sturgis
Russell Sturgis

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Portrait of Mrs. Josiah Quincy

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Portrait of James Ward, 1799

Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina
Portrait of Isaac Gouverneur

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
5 paintings online

Gilbert Stuart at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
2 portraits of George Washington

Gilbert Stuart at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Portrait of Martha Washington

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

New-York Historical Society

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University
Portrait of Thomas Apthorpe Cooper, ca.1820

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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4 works by Gilbert Stuart online

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Portrait of George Washington

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis (Sally Foster Otis), 1809

Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Presumed Portrait of George Washington's Cook

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "American 1700-1900" category, then see the work in the first row of thumbnails)

U.S. Senate Art Collection
2 portraits of George Washington

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Portrait of George Washington

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Mrs. Perez Morton, ca.1802

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
8 paintings

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Portrait of a Gentleman

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGilbert Stuart at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGilbert Stuart at The Athenaeum  
125 works online by Stuart

Notable SiteGilbert Stuart in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Gilbert Stuart at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Gilbert Stuart Retrospective at National Gallery of Art (7 works online)

Maryland ArtSource

Tennessee Portrait Project
Princess Achille Murat

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
George Washington Standing Portrait

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Gilbert Stuart  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

American Art Magazine
"Gilbert Stuart and Manic Depression: Redefining His Artistic Range"

2 articles related to Gilbert Stuart

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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America's Old Masters: West, Copley, Peale and Stuart

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The Voices of Silence

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The Genius of Gilbert Stuart


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