- Gilbert Stuart (American, North Kingston, Rhode Island 1755–1828 Boston, Massachusetts)
- ca. 1798–1800
- Oil on canvas
- 29 x 23 3/4 in. (73.7 x 60.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Richard De Wolfe Brixey, 1943
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The unspecified red background and limited detail in this distinctive portrait place the emphasis on the first president's benign and noble face. It is a quality of Stuart's genius that in spite of the chore of having to paint so many replicas of his successful and popular portraits of Washington, he managed to bring to every one a significant difference in bearing and attitude.