The Moses Lazarus Collection, Gift of Josephine and Sarah Lazarus, in memory of their father, 1888-95
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]