Exhibition | Gilbert Stuart: From Boston to Brunswick

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on May 16, 2015

From the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Gilbert Stuart: From Boston to Brunswick
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, 9 July 2015 — 3 January 2016


Gilbert Stuart, Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
(Bowdoin College Museum of Art)

This exhibition brings together a selection of oil paintings by Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828) from the Museum’s collection, including his famous portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

The preeminent portraitist of the early republic, Stuart created fashionable likenesses of the period’s most important political, military, and social figures. Each of works included in the exhibition was completed after Stuart’s move to Boston in 1805. Collectively, they provide insight into the artist’s relationship with other artists and collectors in the region, including members of the Bowdoin family.

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