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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Unidentified Artist
After Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
Previously attributed to Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
George Washington (1732-1799)
Work Type
c. 1820-1830
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
74.5 x 61.5 cm (29 5/16 x 24 3/16 in.)
framed: 93.3 x 80.6 x 8.9 cm (36 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
James William Wallack, Boston; to his son Lester Wallack, 1864; to his wife, Mrs. Lester Wallack, 1888; to Samuel Putnam Avery, 1888; to Daniel Fuller Appleton; to his son Francis Randall Appleton, Harvard class of 1875, 1902; his bequest to his wife Fanny L. Appleton, 1929; her gift to her son Francis R. Appleton, Jr., Harvard class of 1907, 1932; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1960.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Francis R. Appleton, Jr. Class of 1907, in memory of Francis R. Appleton, Class of 1875
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Mantle Fielding, Gilbert Stuart's Portraits of Washington (1923), no. 66
  • Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An lllustrated Descriptive List of His Works, vol. I - IV, W. E. Rudge (New York, NY, 1926), vol. II, p. 879, no. 67
  • John Hill Morgan and Mantle Fielding, The Life Portraits of Washington and their Replicas, Lancaster Press, Inc. (Lancaster, PA, 1931), pp. 291-292, no. 66
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 467-68, cat. 433, ill.

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