Gilbert Stuart / George Washington / 1795Gilbert Stuart
George Washington

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Creator Name: Stuart, Gilbert
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1755-1828
Creator Name-CRT: Gilbert Stuart
Title: George Washington
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Creation Start Date: 1795
Creation End Date: 1795
Creation Date: 1795
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (76.8 x 64.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 07.160
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907

This portrait of President Washington, called the Gibbs-Channing-Avery portrait, is one of eighteen similar works known as the Vaughan group. The first of this type, presumably painted from life and then copied in all the others, originally belonged to Samuel Vaughan, a London merchant living in Philadelphia and a close friend of Washington. This original portrait by Stuart, painted in 1795 according to Rembrandt Peale, was subsequently acquired by Joseph Harrison of Philadelphia. While in Harrison's collection, Rembrandt Peale copied it many times. The version now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considered to be one of the earliest and best replicas, was sold to Stuart's close friend, Colonel George Gibbs, and subsequently descended in the Gibbs family.

AMICA ID: MMA_.07.160
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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