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The Recitation Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 1891
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The Recitation, Thomas Wilmer Dewing

“I Expect to Make a Fortune by Washington Alone”: Gilbert Stuart’s Portraits of Washington

Sunday, April 21, 2013

2:00 PM

“I Expect to Make a Fortune by Washington Alone”: Gilbert Stuart’s Portraits of Washington
Ellen Miles
Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Sunday, April 21; 2 p.m.
Between 1795 and 1796, Gilbert Stuart painted three life portraits of Washington, including the one on the dollar bill. Ellen Miles discusses these images and the numerous copies he painted over the next thirty years.
Sponsored by Associates of the American Wing and supported by the Ida and Conrad H. Smith Fund, which was established by the Raymond C. Smith Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan