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Gilbert Stuart

Artist:
Sarah Goodridge (1788–1853)
Date:
ca. 1825
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
3 21/32 x 2 3/4 in. (9.3 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Moses Lazarus Collection, Gift of Josephine and Sarah Lazarus, in memory of their father, 1888-95
Accession Number:
95.14.123
Not on view
The sitter (1755-1828) was a celebrated American portrait painter, best known today for his images of George Washington. Another version of this miniature is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Inscription: Inscribed in graphite on paper on verso: Miss Goodridge was born Feb 5 1788

M.F.A. [printed]/ Miniature of/ G. Stuart/ Lent by/ Geo. C. Mason/ Newport RI [handwritten in black ink on sticker in center at top]

10 [printed in black ink on sticker in upper right corner]

Portrait of Gilbert Stuart, (underlined) painted/ from life, by his pupil Miss/ Goodridge. Presented by his daughter,/ Miss Stuart, to Mr- George C. Mason (name underlined)/ of Newport, from whom it was/ purchased by Sarah Lazarus, Oct./ 1888. This miniature has been/ engraved by Durand, & also by/ Cole. An engraving by Cole, appears/ on the title page of Mr. Mason's/ work on "Life & Works of Gilbert/ Stuart" [handwritten in blue-black ink]
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